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”