This is the questions Al Mohler tackles in his most recent post, Church Planting Movements and the Great Commission. In the end, he concludes that planting new churches must compliment and not castigate the revitalization of older churches. Ultimately, “churches will grow only as Christians share the Gospel with people who desperately need to hear it — and that will hold true no matter how old or young the congregation may be.”
For those of you wondering my surgery went fantastic yesterday. My leg, which I thought would hurt the worst, is feeling great although my back feels like someone just beat me. The stitches will come out next Friday just in time to go help and older congregation under new leadership catch a vision for being a missionary in their community.