Church Planting and Evangelism:
A Prescription for Reaching America
Five reasons why church planting is the best methodology of evangelism.
By Steven M. Pike
A friend recently asked two questions that reminded me of a serious misconception in the collective mind of the American church: “Why do we need to plant more churches? Is not strengthening existing churches the best way to reach America?” Many American Christians share these common ideas. In spite of evidence to the contrary, many church members believe the number of existing churches is adequate for the work of evangelism. But research shows that even if every church in America were healthy and growing, the present number of churches could not adequately evangelize America. In fact, the current increase in churches is only a quarter of what we need to keep up with population growth.
Excerpt from enrichmentjournal.ag.org. Please read the full article here: http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200802/200802_096_ChurchPlanting.cfm