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MACP 2011: “Church Planting and Renewal”

The 2011 Mid-America Conference on Preaching was held on October 20 and 21 at Inter-City Baptist Church. I had the privilege of helping make the event an encouraging one for the pastors, students, and other guests in attendance. The theme for this year’s conference was “Church Planting and Renewal.” In addition to our seminary and church staff, the conference featured a number of seminary alumni who are currently planting churches across the country.

What I was able to hear when I wasn’t running errands was excellent. What I didn’t hear at the conference I’ve started to take in by downloading the recordings posted here.

Dr. Doran’s last general session address considered the nature of and reasons for forming church partnerships engaged in church planting. In the last ten minutes or so of the message, Dr. Doran proposed that like-minded churches in southeast Michigan partner together for the work of planting churches in this area. This task of church planting (albeit outside of the USA) is the task I am working towards with the help of several like-minded churches. So, for anyone following our ministry, I’d say that his thoughts on gospel partnerships from Philippians are worth considering. Follow the link below to listen. Ben Edwards has also provided an extended outline of the message at Missions Mandate.

MACP 2011 General Session 4 by David Doran

November 3, 2011   No Comments