You may be asking why we chose the name Involve Church Project. You may have heard the following statistic:
90% of the work in the local church is achieved by 10% of the people
While this may not be true in every church, it generally holds true for most churches. We are looking to establish a church in which most, if not all, of the people are using their God-given gifts to serve the Lord and help with the ministry efforts of the church. We want all to be “involved,” hence the name Involve Church Project. We believe a church functioning in this way better reflects what God intended for those who are a part of the Body of Christ and are part of a local church (Romans 12:5-8; 1 Corinthians 12).
Furthermore, we believe that the life of the believer Continue reading “Our Project Name”
Considering what we know about church planting and how it impacts our communities, being on the front line of church planting can be an exciting endeavor. Starting a new Christian fellowship that is naturally oriented towards outreach and evangelism is a great privilege. Steven M. Pike has some challenging thoughts for existing churches and how they should be involved in church planting:
We may profess to have warm hearts, but our behavior has been tepid at best. Since 1990, American church leaders have been bombarded with an axiom that originated in a C. Peter Wagner book:
“Church planting is Continue reading “Why Plant Churches, Part 2”
When two guys like Luke and myself (Ryan) come along and say, “We would like to plant a church,” we usually get one of two responses: “That’s a great idea! We need more churches!” OR “Why? We can’t fill the churches we already have.” First, let us share with you a few reasons for planting churches. Tim Keller has written an article that sums up the reason for church planting. You can read the article by clicking here, or read the quote below to get a good idea of what he has to say.
The vigorous, continual planting of new congregations is the single most crucial strategy for 1) the numerical growth of the Body of Christ in any city, and 2) the continual corporate renewal and revival of the existing churches in a city. Nothing else– Continue reading “Why Plant Churches, Part 1”