This article was passed on to us as top notch from GBNAM missionary Clive Craigen:
Church as “Place” or “Service” By Gailyn Van Rheenen
Increasingly Christians in North America are thinking about “church planting.” This phrase “church planting,” however, carries its own baggage.
I have found that many church leaders assume that the first step in church planting is purchasing a piece of property and constructing a church building. A church defined as “a place where things happen”… (more here)