Church Planting Help From Some Encouraging Sites

Hi All,

A while back I said the following in a comment:

I should stress that the commonalities between Dutch Reformed, Presbyterian, and Baptists of the Puritan or “Root and Branch Reformation” type far, far, outweigh the differences. The differences between say A’Brakel and Watson are so small as to be almost insignificant. That’s why on the Blog I’m comfortable quoting Baptists like Broadus and Spurgeon or Dutch Reformed like Bavinck. Many of our readers are URCNA, Reformed Baptist and so on, and my favorite conference of the year (the Banner of Truth Minister’s conference) has that central unifying theme of Puritan experimental Calvinism that brings all of these movements together. I dare say as an Old School Presbyterian I have FAR more in common with say a conservative from the URCNA than an Anglo-Catholic or Emerging “Presbyterian” from my own denomination.

and because of that I was highly encouraged to see that our Reformed brothers in the URCNA have started blogs dedicated to planting the continental equivalents of OSP churches. For instance Kevin Efflandt’s “Planting Confessional Churches” site . Along those lines I would also recommend URCNA Pastor Mike Brown’s recent article on rethinking the purpose of the “Cry Room.”

May their tribe increase!

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About Andrew Webb

I was converted out of paganism and the occult in 1993 and while I was initially Charismatic/Arminian in my theology, I became Reformed and Presbyterian through bible study and the influence of ministries like RC Sproul's. After teaching in local bible studies, and taking seminary courses part time, I began to feel called to the ministry in 1997. I was Ordained as an RE at Christ Covenant PCA in Hatboro, PA in 2000 and as a TE by Central Carolina Presbytery in 2001 when I was called to be the Organizing Pastor/Church Planter for Providence PCA Mission, Cross Creek PCA's church plant in Fayetteville, NC (home to Ft. Bragg and Pope Airforce Base). In 2005 when the Providence PCA Particularized I was blessed to be called by the congregation to be their Pastor
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One Response to Church Planting Help From Some Encouraging Sites

  1. I like what you have to say here, you may have an ally in my blog. Please come and check out my mission, I think you will be in agreement.

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