An interesting post against planting churches and church growth from a self-identified former preacher.
What we need badly is for our leaders to get a clear understanding that our goal is to get the gospel into as many communities as possible and to make self-replicating disciples everywhere we can regardless of whether those people ever come to our existing churches. We need to measure our work by the impact we are having in the world for the sake of the Kingdom rather than by how many people show up on a Sunday. We need to count what we sow and let God count what grows. That number matters of course, but if church growth is the only way we can count, we will stunt the growth of the Kingdom and maybe even trap it in a place where it cannot reach the world.