Using Old Church Buildings for Church Plants

I have often thought of the value of having an old church building for a new church plant. If the Lord chooses to bless the work here in Richmond Hill I would love to build a church building modeled after one of the old, stone church buildings in the North East or the UK. There is a rich philosophy behind the architecture of both the building and the surrounding additions (i.e. courtyard, graveyard, etc.). My friend, Alexander Brown , has written a post with some thoughts by Tim Keller on this subject. I think you’ll find it a worthwhile post. You can read it here .

You should also read some of Alex’s other posts. Alex is from Dundee in the wonderful land of Scotland. During his college years he worshiped at St. Peter’s Free church, where David Robertson is currently minister. Robert Murray McCheyne was once pastor there as well. Alex is currently an intern at Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia, and is seeking a call to the ministry. You can listen to some of his sermons here .

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2 Responses

  1. Aron

    Hello Nick,

    Just a quick question: what is the Independent Presbyterian Church “Independent” of? I was unable to determine the origin of that modifier in their about pages. Just a point of curiosity. Thanks for the great podcasts and posts – keep it up!

    A. Gahagan
    Hackettstown, NJ (OPC)

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