Should We Plant More Churches?
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
“Virtually all of the great evangelistic challenges of the New Testament are basically calls to plant churches, not simply to share the faith. The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18–20) is a call not just to ‘make disciples’ but to baptize. In Acts and elsewhere, it is clear that baptism means incorporation into a worshiping community with accountability and boundaries (cf. Acts 2:41–47). The only way to be truly sure you are increasing the number of Christians in a town is to increase the number of churches.” – Timothy Keller
I recently spent a week dreaming, praying, and planning with church plant visionaries from around the world. At the Evangel Dean School I personally coached teams whose goal in the next 12 months is to plant over 100 new churches in Seattle, Houston, Oklahoma, New York City, Mexico, Cuba, California, and Bangladesh. I will be working with them for the next year to execute these church plant schools.
Will you join us in transforming this city? We have 3 different opportunities for you to be a supporter for this ministry: Pray, Participate, Provide.
- Pray for me and all the churches that will be planted by these leaders and the pastors they serve in the world.
- Participate – Would you serve as a volunteer at our next church planting school? You can personally encourage a church planter this year.
- Provide financial support for our ministry to the urban leaders in the city. Would you consider a special gift towards training church planters this year?