How much have existing churches grown in the last 30 years? Sure, there have been some surges of growth in different churches, but the net result has not increased.
That’s why church planting is so important. Local church leaders must be actively praying and looking for families and individuals in nearby towns who are open to starting a new work, most often in their living room.
Whatever you may have thought about the church in America before, I hope you at least pause long enough to pray for it. The Bride of Christ must make herself ready for her Groom. It is far past time for us all to be content and happy with status quo. We must vigorously pursue the glory of Christ by proclaiming his love to our neighborhoods and the nations.
Perhaps you would be willing to begin praying about starting a new work? If so, I’d love to hear from you.