23 Jan 2023

Church-Planting [Matthew 28:18-20]


The preacher Charles Spurgeon said in 1865:“We encourage our members to leave us to found other Churches;nay, we seek to persuade them to do it. We ask them to scatter throughout the landto become the goodly seed, which God shall bless. ”He believes that church-planting is the venture of faith that God will bless. Indeed, when we look at the movement of the gospel in the book of Acts, we see that the Apostles believed that local congregations with qualified leaders is key to gospel expansion. They believe that the local church is the best vehicle to make disciples of Jesus Christ. This sermon seeks to show why it is so. It also clears up some common misconceptions regarding church-planting, like an unhealthy obsession with property or real estate. This message will also clarify the pragmatics of church-planting- the who, what, where, when, why, & how.