Category Archives: Church Planting

The Relationship of the Fellowship of the Saints to OSP Church Growth

I wanted to share something brief and unpolished that I hope will be of service to Old School Presbyterian church planters and Pastors as they seek to persuade their members that they play a critical role in the process of … Continue reading

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Evangelism Resources 101: The Gospel Tract

I was considering calling this post “equip the chickens!” after a comment from a conversation I had with a church planter some time ago. We were discussing ways of growing an Old School Presbyterian church plant and I mentioned that … Continue reading

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Should OSP churches have “Term Eldership?”

One of the questions that comes up frequently when Presbyterian churches are getting started or later after they have grown in size is whether or not there should be “rotating” or “term eldership.” Under this system, ruling elders (but interestingly, … Continue reading

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A Word of Encouragement for Dejected Pastors

In 1660 Charles the Second was restored to the throne of England, and the Puritan revolution in England came to a decisive end. Two years later in 1662 the act of uniformity was passed requiring that all the ministers of … Continue reading

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Infants NEED Milk!

A while back when I was in the hospital just after the birth of our first son Victor, I remember I was standing in the hall outside a nurse‚Äôs station waiting for her to come back with some Cranberry juice … Continue reading

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James W. Alexander on the Pastor’s Personal Piety

Many years ago, as part of my internship I was assigned a paper by J.W. Alexander (the son of Archibald Alexander, Old Princeton’s first professor) that made a profound impression upon me. It was on the subject of the minister’s … Continue reading

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Abraham Booth’s Advice to Pastors

If we were to be brutally honest, we would have to concede that the failure of many churches and church plants to thrive can be traced to serious deficiences in the character and godliness of the Pastor. Often these deficiencies … Continue reading

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