There’s lots of talk about church planting now — with networks, sending, boot camps, residencies, etc. — but is that what we’ve seen in the black church? If not, how has the black church spread? Has it just been by church splits (“church transplants”) or is it more characteristic of the multi-site movement? Tony Carter, Thabiti Anyabwile, and Louis Love chop it up and discuss why by and large, the institutional African-American church isn’t a church-planting church, despite such a rich church planting movement in the 1700s and 1800s


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  • Avatar Rick says:

    I work for a trans-denominational ministry that is planting churches throughout the world. I think some churches would be more likely to be involved in church planting if they knew God was already doing this.

  • Avatar TrinaLomack says:

    Loved it!

  • Avatar Tony Carter says:

    Thanks! We love that you loved it. 🙂

  • Avatar Rod Crutcher says:

    It is unfortunate that I just discovered this when I did as i am searching on the subject of the Black church and church planting. I have been looking as to why so few of us plant churches. This was excellent and gave much insight on why we do not typically plant except in the case of splits. It was also very good and encouraging if you have a heart for planting. This subject needs even more exploration and exposure. because I believe there are so many Black ministers that have a heart to plant a church, but they are discouraged by the pastors they are under who either lack knowledge and know-how on church planting or are totally resistant to it. Thank again, please revisit!

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