What is a “Reproducing” Church?

I’ve spent the last two days with the lead pastors in the New Thing Network.  I’ll try to post in the next few days about some thoughts on the movement and specifically why the Church in America (and worldwide) needs a movement like this.

One interesting thought…What if the individual churches were designed with a life-cycle?  What if churches weren’t meant to live forever, but actually were designed to be born, thrive, and at some stage die?  That has actually been the story of most every church that existed at some point in history…including every church planted by the apostle Paul and others in the New Testament.

If that is true (and my bias is that it is), then It seems like the primary legacy of any church (like any person) would be whatever it can reproduce while it is alive…particularly new Campuses and new churches.

More on this later, but it really has me thinking.

~ by Greg Lee on December 9, 2008.

One Response to “What is a “Reproducing” Church?”

  1. I couldn’t agree more. Churches grow old, and they die away while new churches begin. Almost as if their life cycle is past. Instead of viewing it as a bad thing, it’s almost better to accept it and move on. Like the Community Christian Church from Hobart did. They saw the bigger picture. It’s not about us, it’s God’s plan for the church at large.

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