Category Archives: Church Planting

Samuel Miller’s Pastoral Theology

My own first contact with Samuel Miller, Old Princeton’s Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Church Government, came many years ago when I read an essay that had a quote from his “Presbyterianism The Truly Primitive and Apostolical Constitution of the … Continue reading

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Can Reformed Baptists Join Old School Presbyterian Churches?

It is almost inevitable that Old School Presbyterian (OSP) church planters will have people from differing theological backgrounds visiting their congregations, and some of the most common visitors will be Reformed Baptists. Obviously having Reformed Baptists (RBs) visit your congregation … Continue reading

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“Building an Old School Church” Conference (10/17/09)

On Saturday, October 17th Providence PCA in Fayetteville, NC will be hosting a one day conference entitled  “Building an Old School Church”. In an age when many churches seek to mimic the culture as closely as possible, Old School Presbyterian … Continue reading

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Church Discipline: Never Popular, But Always Necessary

The Reformed have long held that scripture teaches us that a true church of the Lord Jesus Christ will manifest three definite marks by which all men might know that it is truly a church. The Belgic Confession summed up … Continue reading

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Coming Next Year: BOSC Church Planting Conference!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, For some time now, I’ve wanted to put together a conference specifically aimed at planting and building Old School Presbyterian Churches and it looks like we will finally be able to host such a … Continue reading

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The Kind of Church Old School Congregations Need to Be

I’m sure most of you already aware of this, but some Old School Presbyterian church planting efforts fail. The church fails to grow, and eventually the effort comes to an end. Obviously we need to acknowledge that even this was … Continue reading

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Interview on Building Old School Churches

Last week I did an interview with the extremely patient guys from the Reformed Podcast Radio Show “Christ the Center” on the subject of Building Old School Churches. Building Old School Churches If you can persevere past the point where … Continue reading

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