Saturday, February 27, 2016

What Church Planters Want You to Know

What is a church planter?

A simple definition of a church planter is one who plants (or starts) a new local church. That leads to the question, "What is a good definition for church?" The word "church" originally comes from the Greek word ekklesia, which is defined as "an assembly" or "called-out ones." The root meaning of "church" is not that of a building but of a people.

Beyond just a Greek definition of the word, the New Testament model of the local church is a group of people who confess Jesus as Lord and Savior and live out the Great Commission.

So, to combine these ideas, a church planter would be one called by God to start a new movement of people who commonly trust in Jesus and are faithful disciples of Him. Read More

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