The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, of Church Planting
Posted on July 6, 2012
Filed under Opinion
“It was only about fifteen years ago that Sydney Anglicans recommenced church planting. Since then we can see that church plants can be described in the title of the old spaghetti western as ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’.
People plant churches for a variety of reasons. Consequently, there are many different kinds of church plants. Some of the reasons are great but some are somewhat less than noble. Unfortunately, the sinful and deceitful heart of man is rarely so simple as to have only one motivation. Here is a list of twelve different reasons for church plants as a reality check on our motivations. …”
– Dean of Sydney Phillip Jensen writes in his weekly column for the Cathedral.
But for me, it was and is a real issue. People confronted me with this question a number of times after hearing that we were moving to Darwin to plant a new church.”
– Dave McDonald in Canberra: Why we need more churches.