Sending Church Special

Episode 685: NAMB’s Trevin Wax hosts a wide-ranging discussion of practical aspects of church planting in a Send Network session during the 2022 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How the kingdom of God should reorient the way we look at church planting
  • What to look for in potential planters and how to get them thinking about planting
  • Why a pastor with a heart for multiplication gains by losing
  • The importance of apologetics in taking the gospel into a city
  • Barriers in moving an established church to a Sending Church mindset

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

The local new Testament church is not the goal. The real endgame is the kingdom of God. @VancePitman

I don’t know if God’s calling more men to be church planters, or if I’ve just started asking the right question now, because all of a sudden we just started identifying church planters one after the other. @JasonRobertson_

Look for people who are faithful, first and foremost. You’re not going to be a great church planter if you’re not a good church member. @CamTriggs

You would never go to Afghanistan, Iran or China, send out your mailer and start with a church service. You have to start with the city. @VancePitman

We don’t have the same training for everybody in our residency. Our residency allows everybody to get in the same room, even though they’re on different training tracks. @JasonRobertson_

We have the same book, but in the urban context a lot of different questions are being asked. My idea of apologetics was how do I engage people downtown at the coffee table, to not merely defend the faith, but present the faith of Jesus Christ as well? @CamTriggs

You can’t out-give God. When He finds a church willing to be a conduit for kingdom growth, all I can tell you is “hang on,” because He will pour out onto that fellowship. @VancePitman

Published July 21, 2022

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