I was recently asked to preach on the topic of church planting. Knowing that some people within the congregation would be asking "why," I included a list of seven reasons. Take this outline and unpack each point for your congregation as you lead them in the missionary activity of planting new churches.
The Biblical Reason
Obviously, this is the most important. Biblical church planting is evangelism that results in new churches. Churches can be planted with long-term Kingdom citizens, but the weight of the biblical evidence is upon the evangelistic work of those missionary teams.
While we are not commanded to plant churches, it is an inevitable result of obedience to the Great Commission, following the apostolic pattern. As the gospel was shared, new believers were gathered together as local churches, and elders were raised up for them.
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