Discipleship and Planting Churches

Several months ago I was privileged to take part in a discussion on church planting and discipleship with Barry York (senior pastor, Sycamore Reformed Presbyterian Church of Kokomo, Indiana) and Dale VanDyke and Francis VanDelden (senior and associate pastors, Harvest Church) who minister at a growing OPC here in Grand Rapids. We talked about the Reformed Presbyterian Churches (RPCNA) in Indiana as a case study of church planting: beginning with one small congregation in Bloomington in the late 1960′s, there are now eleven across the state.

Over at Reformation 21, the online magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, I summarize some of the valuable points of this discussion.