Planting Churches in Urban Soil

Posted: February 5, 2009 by joelmartin in Ecclesiology (Church Stuff), Theology

At the AMiA Winter Conference, a workshop was held on “Planting Churches in Urban Soil.” It was presented by the Reverends Tommy Hinson, Mark Booker, Dan Claire and Bishop Thad Barnum.

Dan Claire started the Church of the Resurrection about six years ago on Capitol Hill. In January of 08, Resurrection launched Church of the Advent in the Takoma Park area of DC. Last week, the Church of the Ascension was launched in Arlington. These churches break the mold of growing mega-churches. They are smaller parishes that reach about 200 people, then hive off a new church. You can read the notes from the presentation here, and listen to the audio here.

Good stuff abounds.

  1. Good stuff. I pray that Evangelical churches that “Preach the Gospel and let the chips fall where they may” will continue to establish roots in the urban city. I also pray for God’s blessing on churches that reflect an Ecclesiology that doesn’t glorify the “cult of personality”. I also appreciate the admission that a church of 200 folks is about ideal. While I believe churches can be larger, they must have a sufficient number of pastoral care-givers (Elders).

    May the Lord continue to bless you in your pursuit of His calling over your life.

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