Volume 6 Number 2: Churching planting in the 90s Part III

(Cont'd from previous)

Option B: Put a missionary edge on a conventional church (create ministries in you existing church that especially cater for non-Christians you could be in contact with)

-You can use existing structures
-It's not hard for the existing church members to understand what you are trying to do

-You may get lots of people in the door, but there may be no actual evangelism going on
-The cultural divide between coming along to the evangelistic ministry and actually joining the wider church can become difficult to cross.

-Must find a way for this missionary edge to 'be good news' to the people in the area. You must reach out to their felt needs, not just their theological needs.

(2B Con'td)