Why Should Churches Plant Churches?
By Phil Longmire
· Young Churches have the potential to bring many new people to our faith
· Our church to population ratio is declining. This is based on the US census
· America is still one of the greatest mission fields in the world
· Because We Are Losing a Generation
This is a good article by Phil. I have not written much about new church plants lately but I believe that church multiplication is more important than membership multiplicaiton. Changing the established mainline church DNA will be a challenge. The change will include celebrating new churches, intentionally seeding new churches with discipled tithing members, supportting new ministries financially and training senior pastors to encourage and nurture new church pastors.