Good message on church planting I just finished listening to Jonathan Haney's first message on the biblical mandate and model for church planting. He emphasized that the Church belongs to Jesus and that truth leads to important implications. Jesus calls and equips the church to do His work. Three applications stood out. The Church must be involved in 1. gathering lost sheep through evangelism; 2. raising up leaders through discipleship, especially but not exclusively elders; and 3. shepherding the flock through local elders that happens by church planting.
Jonathan Haney is a graduate of the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA. He was ordained into Gospel ministry in 2011, when he began serving as pastor and church-planter for Manhattan Reformed Presbyterian Church, a congregation of the RPCNA.