Why Church Planting?
Wait, But what is church planting?
We hear this phrase used quite a bit with the Gospel City Network (GCN). They often discuss the need for planting new churches and strategies to overcome challenges. They also talk about and models of church planting and characteristics of church planters.
So what is church planting?
It is facilitating the birth of a new home for the lost to come together to get to know Christ, to a saving faith in Him and to grow into a thriving community of faith.
It is more than reviving an existing church. It tills the land and plants the seed of the gospel for growth in new grounds “from the ground up” (1 Cor 3:6-7).
So why plant new churches?
Why? when we can add another service or stream the sermon or even re-allocate portions of the congregation to another part of town when the congregation grows to full capacity at a church site?
“The only broad-scale way to bring many new Christians into the body of Christ in a permanent way is to plant new churches.”