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It was called Rain and Shine, and the point was to draw together, for two days, a group of church planters who would talk about the brightest and darkest moments they had experienced in Church planting. Everyone got 14 minutes to speak. Here's an edited version of what I presented- my highest and lowest moments in being a church planter. Probably like a lot of you, I came to church planting through the route of dissatisfaction and hurt. The angry young man. So, when we planted our church here in Portland about 7 years ago- like you did or will do, we secretly, inwardly held the idea, even if we outwardly disavowed it, that we were going to be the church that got things right. The question in our talks here at Rain and Shine is this: What are the darkest and brightest moments of church planting for you?
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David Bebbington’s evangelical quadrilateral—namely, that the common denominator among evangelicals is the combined belief in biblical authority, cruciformity, conversionism, and evangelism—has value but lacks specificity when applied to the North American experience (instead of just evangelicalism in Great Britain). North American evangelicals not only believed in the Bible’s general authority but also its inerrancy and infallibility. They not only believed in conversion but also saw revivalism as a way in which God might work. 1. The Fundamentals Published (1910-1915) 2. The label conservatives, he wrote, “is too closely allied with reactionary forces in all walks of life.” 3. 4.