New churches are planted to win unreached people in unentered areas. Intentionally target a geographic area with the message of the Gospel, creating small groups who provide ongoing Bible study, teaching and encouragement among new believers. Planting new churches is a proven way to reach more people and grow God’s kingdom.
PRAY, PLAN, PLANT
Planting new churches is to realize God’s dream; that everywhere there would be people who serve their community and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If we look deeply into the foundations of why churches are started it is to reach everyone, everywhere in that geographic location and to begin a revival that will spawn more churches.
For some, the idea of planting a new church is overwhelming. They believe that taking on this responsibility is too much, or that their own church needs to be revitalized first before they could ever think about something like that. What most people don’t know is that when it comes to starting a new church having a baby actually helps raise the dead. Studies show that the overwhelming majority of churches that start new congregations are revitalized and become healthier than they were before.
In addition to this, there are many good reasons to plant churches:
Inspired? Here’s how to get started:
HERE TO HELP
The Pennsylvania Conference would be happy to assist you in putting in place the important pre-work needed for a strategic plan to see your church plant be successful. Our office can help you study the demographics in your town, set up a service and evangelism plan to see souls won, and help you locate and fund raise for a place to worship. The Pennsylvania Conference is here to assist you in the various other needed aspects of starting a new congregation like building a core launch team. Every successful church plant begins with a well thought out, and easily workable plan. Part of this plan is reviewing the Church Planting Policy about getting started and completing a Mission Group Proposal to be submitted to our office that helps outline the important factors that figure into helping you reach your goals.