Planting church that plant churches
People can make a decision to follow Jesus anywhere, but there really is only one place where people can be trained as disciples – the Church.
We cherish church planting because we believe it to be the most effective means of expanding the Kingdom of God on Earth. For this reason, our aim is to plant churches that will plant other churches.
Paul and Barnabas preached the good news in Derbe and won some people to the Lord. Then they went back to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch in Pisidia. They encouraged the followers and begged them to remain faithful. They told them, “We have to suffer a lot before we can get into God’s kingdom.” Paul and Barnabas chose some leaders for each of the churches. Then they went without eating and prayed that the Lord would take good care of these leaders. Acts 14:21-23 (CEV)