Why Would Anyone Plant a Church?

Over the past number of months, we have had the opportunity to be a part of something exciting and new. We are a part of team of people who are going to be planting a new church. It’s a big commitment, and it’s not one that every person—or every Christian—understands. Why would anyone want to plant a church? Don’t we already have enough churches?

In this episode, we share both our personal and theological reasons for making the decision to move our family to a different city to help plant a church. We also offer our best arguments for why every Christian should be invested in and supportive of church planting, whether you are joining a team yourself or supporting others who are. And we offer some practical ways that you can support the launch of new churches and the work of church planters.


READ: Why Evangelism Needs To Be a Top Priority for Every Christian
READ: Should We Still Use Gospel Tracts?
LISTEN: Evangelism in a Pluralistic Nation


Lifeway Research: Protestant Church Closures Outpace Openings in U.S.
Lifeway Research: New Churches More Effective at Reaching Unchurched

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