There are many reasons to plant churches – both biblical and personal. Here are three.
1) Too many people are lost and heading into a Christless eternity. Common understanding is this: starting new churches is the most effective way to reach into the harvest.
2) Jesus Christ wants us to start churches, and thus it fits my new vision. I am sparing you the theological expression – it resides in many books, including both of mine – Raising Rabbits not Elephants and Gathering to Movement: Gathering as Essential to our Culture; oh yeah, in the Bible too.
3) Since church can have a very simple expression, I am able to be part of this amazing harvesting engagement. It can actually be fun and simple to reproduce.
Who are some of the people you know heading into a Christless eternity?
What is your current and thus future vision?
How simple can church be?
What am I going to do with all this?