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!


About Andrew Webb

Andrew James Webb, Pastor Providence PCA, Fayetteville NC. Born: July 29, 1969 Rochford, Essex England Education: MA Modern History, St. Andrews University, Fife, Scotland, 1991 M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, Glenside, PA, 2001 Personal Details: Husband of Joy Webb, Father of Margaret (6), Victor (5), Graham (3) and Isabel (10 Mos.) Secular Work History: Upon graduation from University, I returned to the United States and worked for two Madison Ave Advertising Firms in copy writing and advertising space sales. After moving to Northern Virginia, I went into computing. I worked as a Systems Administrator in Washington D.C. for both the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) (a legal publishing firm,) and the International Republican Institute. Experience: Licensed by Potomac Presbytery, May 1997 and Philadelphia Presbytery in 1999. From 1998 to 2001 I did a three year apprentice/internship under Dr. Mark Herzer while working with the Christ Covenant church plant in Hatboro, PA. Ordained as an RE at Christ Covenant PCA in 2000 and as a TE by Central Carolina in 2001 when I was called to be the Organizing Pastor 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. Presbytery Committees: Assistance and Membership (Philadelphia), Candidates (Central Carolina), Nominations (Central Carolina) GA Committees: Bills and Overtures, Covenant Theological Seminary Other: I have had a number of my essays on theological topics published including What is the Reformed Doctrine of Divorce? and Five Reasons Not To Go See The Passion of the Christ Why I Don't Have an English Accent: I don't have an English accent because my parents moved to New Jersey when I was six!
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One Response to Church Planting Help From Some Encouraging Sites

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