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Cross Cultural Church Planting in America Purposal

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY
LIBERTY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

CROSS-CULTURAL CHURCH PLANTING TO REACH AMERICA
FROM THE PAST INTO THE FUTURE

A PAPER PURPOSAL
SUBMITTED TO DR. JONATHAN YEAGER
IN PARTIAL FULLFILLMENT
OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COURSE
HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY II CHHI 525

BY

JONATHAN R CHAMBERS

WHITESBORO, TEXAS
March 7, 2014

Thesis Statement

In this paper we will endeavor to explain and show the purpose of the modern day church and to purpose a cross-cultural church planting strategy to reach our American culture with its wide variety of cultures, modernism, secularism and atheism while showing the planning that goes into the beginning stages of reaching the modern American culture with the Gospel of
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Luther was adamant that the church must begin and end with the Word of God and that Jesus was the Word made flesh.2 Luther believed that Jesus Christ created the Bible and the church and therefore it was impossible for the church to create the Bible because it was the inspired Word of God.3 The Bible was the one and only authority of the Church and nothing else compared. His beliefs lead him into conflict with the Catholics who believed that they had the authority over the church. Out of this belief in the Word of God came all of His other theological teachings such as salvation by grace, the sacraments of the church, the law and the gospel, and the cross.4 His belief that he did not have to work for God’s approval but that it was given to him freely by grace and this was a starting point for all of his other views to really take shape. In so doing this he found a boldness to stand up for his beliefs and went down in history when he nailed the Ninety-Five Thesis to the door of the Church at Wittenburg.5 There was new technology taking place namely the invention of the printing press and the world was growing and moving forward.6
In America today, there are churches that are adopting and accepting things that are contrary to the Word of God and those who stand up for truth are considered non-tolerant of others. Technology is
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