Audacious Sheep Stealing And Comity

One reason no one wants to talk about the comity agreement is that it is not always observed. One suspects that few church planters or pastors even know that there is a comity agreement that is supposed to be informing our church planting endeavors. Does the relative obscurity of this agreement say something about the state of NAPARC itself?

Because the PCA is the largest NAPARC denomination and has arguably been most aggressive in planting churches it been my experience that the PCA is most likely to be involved in questions about comity. The PCA is not the sole offender, however. I have seen smaller sideline denominations blatantly poach sheep from sister denominations in breath-taking ways. Read more»

R. Scott Clark, “On Comity and Mission” Heidelblog (June 18, 2009)


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