Church Planting: Reaching the Lost or Gathering the Saved?

Interesting article in CT about urban church planting, especially mega-churches. Take a look . . .

Urban Planters: Building off Believers? | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction: "David Fitch, associate professor of evangelical theology at Northern Baptist Seminary, believes churches like Tim Keller's megachurch, Redeemer Presbyterian, aren't reaching new converts, for the most part. Instead, they are attracting people who are already Christians who have moved to big cities like New York. They are bringing in the pre-churched—Christians looking for a new spiritual home.

'The attractional dynamics that often typif[y] these kinds of church planting depend largely on existing Christianized populations,' he wrote in a blog post in January."

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