Planting A Church

Rev. Dr. Brian Lee joins Pastor Chris Gordon in the AGR studio. Rev. Lee worked in government in D.C. for many years and explains his transition from politics to the ministry.
Title
Planting A Church
Summary
Rev. Dr. Brian Lee joins Pastor Chris Gordon in the AGR studio. Rev. Lee worked in government in D.C. for many years and explains his transition from politics to the ministry.
Published
May 15, 2024
Hosted By
Pastor Chris Gordon
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Show Notes

In today’s episode Rev. Dr. Brian Lee joins Pastor Chris Gordon in the AGR studio. Rev. Lee worked in government in D.C. for many years and explains his transition from politics to the ministry. He and Pastor Gordon discuss the successes of church planting and take a closer look at the areas where the process could be improved. They ask important questions like: What attributes make a good church planter? Should there be an emphasis on internships? How should church plants be funded? Should there be more than one pastor? And how young is too young for a pastor to take the call? They agree that no matter the unique circumstance each church plant and its new pastor benefit greatly from communication support and prayer.

Chapters

00:00 - Intro to Brian
02:00 - Accidental Church Planter
04:00 - Are We Planting Properly?
07:00 - When A Church Closes Down
08:25 - How Old Should A Pastor Be?
11:15 - Supporting Young Pastors
12:35 - Budget Is Policy
15:30 - Who Makes A Good Church Planter?
17:00 - What I’ve Learned In 20 Years Of Ministry
18:45 - Catch 22 Of Church Planting
20:00 - Challenges of Church Planting Solo
21:00 - A Daughter Church - Where Should We Plant?
23:00 - Dividing Up The Work

Rev. Dr. Brian Lee is the founding pastor of Christ Reformed Church. He was ordained in the United Reformed Churches of North America (URCNA) as the church planter of Christ Reformed in 2008 Prior to being called to plant Christ Reformed Church Brian worked in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill, at the Department of Justice, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Department of Defense. Previously he worked as an editor and writer for the Modern Reformation and the White Horse Inn, a nationally syndicated radio program.

Previously he worked as an editor and writer for Modern Reformation and the White Horse Inn, a nationally syndicated radio program.
Brian holds degrees from Stanford University (B.A.), Westminster Seminary California (Masters), and Calvin Theological Seminary (Ph.D.). He has taught at the Washington, DC, and Atlanta campuses of Reformed Theological Seminary, as well as Calvin College and Calvin Seminary, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has authored numerous popular articles and has published scholarly works on the biblical interpretation of the Reformation and the origins of the Reformed doctrine of the covenant, including Johannes Cocceius and the Exegetical Roots of Federal Theology.
Brian lives with his wife and daughter in the community of Del Ray, in Alexandria, Virginia.


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