It is our desire to plant a self-replicating church in Essex County, which shares our heart to see Christ’s kingdom advance on the North Shore.
You can access some of our church blog posts on church planting here. These are aimed to help us think biblically about church planting and to inspire and educate us about what is happening already in our church and in our area.
Article: Why Your Church Should Invest in Church Planting Now by Ross Lester
Church planting is not easy and can easily be disillusioning; therefore, our whole church needs to continually keep in mind the reason why we are investing in church planting. This article gives 7 reasons that are helpful as an introduction to thinking about church planting and as a reminder of why we are doing what we are doing.
Article: Why Don’t we Plant? by Ed Stetzer
Ed Stetzer writes from vast experience and knowledge of church planting. In this article he outlines some of the things that can hinder churches from kingdom work, and in particular church planting. It is helpful to be able to name these barriers so that we are better able to spot them in ourselves.
Article: What I’ve Learnt as a Suburban Church Planter by Ross Lester
Church planting can seem like an urban and youthful trend, which may make us on the North Shore skeptical of how it would work up here. This article is written from the perspective of a suburban church planter and highlights 7 must do’s if planting in suburban areas