Planting, Watering, and Growing: Planting Confessionally Reformed Churches in the 21st Century — eds. Danny Hyde and Shane Lems
Pardon my posting only a partial free book once again. (Lots of full free books are on the way, I promise–stay tuned!) Nevertheless, I have a good excuse for another partial: the free downloadable portion includes an excellent essay by my pastor, Rev. Brian Vos of Trinity URC: ”The Fruitful Grain of Wheat.” He argues that, according to the Apostle John, clearly discerning the interrelationship between Christ’s humiliation and exaltation is the vital root by which a church plant receives its spiritual life and power.
Also included in the free download are:
- “Forward: Was the Reformation Mission-Minded?,” by Michael Horton,
- and “Introduction,” by Daniel Hyde and Shane Lems.
The confessional approach to church planting is an historically significant voice that deserves a serious hearing in contemporary Protestant discussions about what a church is and how to start one properly. Planting, Watering, and Growing is a timely collection of essays by Reformed pastors and theologians who themselves are on the front lines of church planting, practicing what they preach.