Seven Reasons to Consider Church Planting
1. Many areas in the USA are still without churches that hold to and teach from a literal and historical dispensational theology and that are not worldly in their approach to reaching people for Christ.
2. Church planting is proven to be the most effective means of evangelism. The need to “meet people” motivates the congregation to invite and welcome their friends to the church. More people are saved in church plants than in established churches.
3. Many established churches have traditions that they seemingly hold to as equal to the infallibility of the Bible. It is difficult to make needed changes in many established churches. Church plants are more open to change.
4. Church plants are open to reaching the variety of ethnicities in their community. Many established churches are facing closure because they are not reaching people of another ethnicity in their communities.
5. Planting new churches has a longer expectancy of growth and life. Someone has said that the average life expectancy of a local church is about seventy years. After a church heads down the “cursed curve” of decline, it is very difficult to rescue the church.
6. When a church is planted, the church will normally outlive the people that started it. This is a very rewarding thought. Usually, generations will be saved and trained in the same church.
7. The joy of watching God do the impossible is part of the DNA of church planting. Church planting can be difficult and challenging, but it also brings tremendous satisfaction and joy.