A couple of years ago the Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic was doing some preliminary work in regard to planting in Washington, D.C. When they expressed the goal of the project they stated it this way: “We do not presume to know, at this time, whether the Lord would have this presbytery engage in church planting […]
The October issue of New Horizons includes a well thought out vision of church planting for Houston from Mark Sumpter (You can download the pdf of that issue here: October 2017 New Horizons). As noted, that article was written before the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Talk about an immediate challenge to your church planting vision! […]
Before we get into the next consideration of results, we note that there was a rush to the survey during our last post. 33 people went and took the survey, almost a 50% increase in a couple of days. We were wondering if we were going to see the Outwardly OPC Reader Survey trending on Twitter! (If […]
Consider these selected quotes that have been pieced together and we’ll say more about them below: In the archives at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia is preserved a handwritten sermon by J. Gresham Machen dated March 30, 1925. It deals with 1 Timothy 3:15 and is entitled “The Church of the Living God, the Pillar and […]
Thanks to all who have taken a few minutes to take our initial survey. (If you haven’t there’s still time–How Outwardly Facing Are We? ). We expect to learn a lot from this and future surveys. So far 75 people have taken it. At this point it’s almost all OPC. That’s intentional, and will change […]
In the early stages of developing Outward OPC, one of our goals is to share the stories and ideas of what churches are doing to reach people. Last week at the Regional Church Extension Conference in Orlando this need was again discussed. The chairmen of the Presbytery Missions Committees and our Regional Home Missionaries suggested […]
It would be a great help for all of us if you took this quick 5 question (anonymous) survey. We plan to share and discuss results in coming days.
A potential visitor to your church takes a look at your website to get a sense of what you are about. When they look for your location, hopefully they see a map that tells them at a glance where they will be going. But then, Sunday morning they hop into the car, pull out their […]