A Biblical Commitment to Planting Healthy, Reproducing Churches (Acts 13:1–4)

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Why does the church exist? Even if we can give the theologically correct question, what does it look like practically? The church exists, not for itself, but for mission—to carry out the mission that Jesus Christ gave to it. That mission is to embrace a biblical commitment to planting healthy, reproducing churches.

This sermon, based on Acts 13:1–4, was preached at the first session of the 2018 annual Sola 5 Conference, hosted by Brackenhurst Baptist Church in Alberton, South Africa.

The conference also featured messages from Sammy Leballo (Moletsane Baptist Church), Mario Maneville (Reformed Faith Mission Community Church), Conrad Mbewe (Kabwata Baptist Church), Tyrell Haag (Heritage Baptist Church), and Chris Woolley (Midrand Chapel).

Phil Hunt is a pastor at Kitwe Church in Kitwe, Zambia.

Tyrell Haag - 7 September 2018

The Need for Discomfort in Church Planting (Acts 1:8)

If church revitalisation is like raising the dead (a difficult task by anyone’s standard—except Christ’s!), church planting is like giving birth (easier, perhaps, but still painful and labourious). Still, like childbirth, church planting can be difficult, messy, noisy, and worrying but it is worth it in the long run. In fact, the New Testament argues that there is something of a need for discomfort in church planting.

Scripture References: Acts 1:8

From Series: "Sola 5 Conference 2018"

The sermons in this series were preached at the 2018 annual Sola 5 Conference hosted by BBC. The theme of the Conference was “Partnered to Plant,” and the messages focused on the need for churches to associate with one another in church planting and revitalisation efforts.

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