Acts 29: Churches Planting Churches

Ireland has a rich history of faith in the living God. At one time, it was one of the highest-church-attending nations worldwide. Sadly, this is no longer the case. Ireland’s modern population is suffering from spiritual famine.

While other world religions like Islam and Romanian Orthodox are on the rise in Dublin, the fastest-growing religious worldview is that of the “nones,” those with no religion at all. In contrast, evangelical Christian denominations are steadily declining. Today there is approximately one church for every 40,000 people living in Dublin.

Church planting in this postmodern context is difficult. The required financial investment is high. The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Yet for pastors like Mark Smith and others, the commitment to disciple-making and church planting in Dublin is unwavering due to their unshakeable hope in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Today, I’m excited to have Mark Smith with me on the podcast. Mark is married to Philippa and serves as lead pastor of City Church Dublin. He also serves as the Acts 29 Ireland area lead.

Listen to this episode of Churches Planting Churches.