A: “We get asked this a lot. We never set out to be ‘church planters.’ But, because of relationships that we had built over the years we both became more aware that various needs of the community could be addressed through the Gospel. We felt that God was leading us to pursue this mission!
The call of Jesus in Matthew 28:18-20 is to make disciples, and one natural progression of disciple-making is church planting.
The reality is that it takes all kinds of churches to reach all kinds of people. New generations are often reached by new churches. Several studies have highlighted that between 60-80% of new church growth occurs from people who have not previously been a part of a church! This is a very telling statistic because it’s easy to assume that churches grow through transfer growth.
Additionally, while 4,500 churches close each year, only 3,000 new churches are planted. This is heartbreaking to consider. That’s why we’re thrilled to be part of sharing the message of Jesus to our community and reaching those who may be far from God. It’s exciting to play a part in helping others find their faith.”
A: “Starting a new church is hard. It takes a lot of people with different backgrounds and skills all focused on one mission. We know we can’t do this alone if we want to do it well. We’d love to have a face-to-face conversation with you and explain our hearts, our needs, and the vision we have for this church and our community. We realize it may not be possible for us to meet every single one of you but, we’re going to try our best to make it happen!”