National Founder’s Convention

voddie2        I am sitting in the worship center at Central Baptist in Owasso, OK during the National Founder’s ConferenceVoddie Baucham is taking the pulpit in the next session.  Donald S. Whitney is sitting behind me and will be speaking later in the week.  I am struggling to stay awake this morning and hope he will be able to wake me up. We have sung 6 songs so far and I have never heard any of them.

Voddie Notes:

  • Message Title: Building a Solid Doctrinal Foundation for Planting Churches
  • 2 Timothy
  • Preserve and proclaim the Gospel and endure the suffering for preaching the Gospel.
  • Paul is about to be martyred when this book is written.
  • "Join in suffering by the power of God."
  • "All who desire to live a Godly life will be persecuted."
  • If you are not enduring suffering then you are compromising.
  • Preach the Word, whenever, where ever.  In season and out of season.
  • There is nothing that will speak into your life more than the Word of God.
  • reproof, rebuke, and exhort with complete patience and teaching.
  • "For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,  and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry."
  • Are you preaching to be liked or are to preaching to "Preach the Word."
  • Paul never flinches at death.
  • Timothy, they are about to kill me for preaching….and I am going to need you to take my place.
  • The church is in serious decline.
  • The majority of church growth in America comes from churches less than 2 years old.
  • Plant your church according to Biblical Ecclessiology
  • The Keys to Church Planting
    • Develop a Biblical Theology of Church Planting.
      • We plant churches to extend and expand the Kingdom.
        • We are the remotest parts of the world.
      • Worship in the tongues of the people you are trying to reach.
        • A Mighty Fortress is our God was at one point a brand new, cutting edge song.
      • Establish Gospel Outposts=churches.
    • Develop a Culture of Church Planting
    • Seek, Disciple and Plant with Biblically Qualified Church Planters
    • Plant From the Ground Up
      • Start with the world of God
    • Take Time to Develop a Solid Core Group
    • Plant With a Long Arm and Timetable
    • Plant Here, There and Yonder

Time for lunch people.