Planting a reformed baptist church if there's already a reformed presbyterian church?

Discussion in 'Evangelism, Missions and the Persecuted Church' started by Need 4 Creed, May 9, 2013.

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  1. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    The body of Christ does not rely SOLEY on Westerners to do the work of missions. But it would certainly seem amiss if the country which publishes the most Gospel materials and commentaries and hosts the most seminaries would lag behind the rest of the world. Brazil and Korea are also big missions-senders as well.

    If you are concerned about the doctrinal integrity of those missionaries being sent, the solution would not be to leave the task to Third World pastors, but to make greater efforts to send doctrinally sound missionaries ourselves.

    All the world is not equally the mission field. There are places where the Gospel will not just naturally flow into by means of movement and immigration or travel. Some places need intentional strategizing and deployment of resources to reach.

    In my experience, most missionaries do not act as if NOTHING is being done - but we do act as if NOT ENOUGH is being done.
  2. Josh Williamson

    Josh Williamson Puritan Board Freshman

    I agree with Jonathan. I would encourage you to contact Grace Baptist Partnership - Scotland. Ali is a godly man with a passion for planting RB churches throughout Scotland. He would be worth talking to.
  3. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    This is my experience also. It's the nationals that we train and support as church-planters, and actually being on the ground with them is important.

    As to the OP, it depends on the context. In a small, rural town, I would probably not favor such a church plant. And the same reasoning can be applied to a particular district within a large city.
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