How to Nourish a Church Plant

Planters of new worshiping and Christ-following communities begin with high hopes.  They envision people showing up to hear the Holy Scripture, breaking bread together, encouraging one another to do good works, and inviting others into the kingdom of God.  All of this may one day happen.  Some church plants sprout and keep growing, yet others never seem to find the traction they need and just don’t make it.  The root systems of some new communities aren’t strong and deep enough to enable their flourishing. Why don’t the roots expand and deepen for some church plants?  I’ve found...

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