Strong arguments have been made representing various extremes regarding the use of outside resources in missionary church planting. Some advocate that no financial assistance should be given from the outset, so that the church doesn't become dependent on outside finances and learns to sustain and reproduce itself based on local resources. Others assert that the sharing of wealth between congregations is a Christian obligation. In this section of the lecture "Resources for Church Planting" Craig Ott talks about practical issues connected with finances and he: - gives the list of seven ways that outside funding can hinder church multiplication; - gives the list of seven ways that outside funding can help church planting; - uses examples from his experience to show how to share resources in a meaningful way.
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