A.C.T.S. Evangelistic Ministries

Alive In Christ Teaching & Serving

Church Planting

 

 

One of the Purposes of A.C.T.S is to plant New Testament Churches in our community, city, state & through out the world. Church planting is the establishing of an organized body of believers in a new location. The process of planting a church involves evangelism, the discipleship of new believers, the training of church leaders, and the organization of the church according to the New Testament model. Some choose to follow the process incorporating, writing a church charter, buy property and erecting a new building. Others simply choose to meet in the homes of its members.

The ultimate goal of most church planters is to glorify the Lord in a community by founding an autonomous, self-propagating body of believers. Once this goal has been reached and the church is able to stand on its own, the church planter will usually move on to a different community and begin the process again.

The church-planting focus is biblical. As the apostle Paul traveled through an area, he always tried to spend enough time in each city to establish a local body of believers and train the leadership (
Acts 14:21-23). Later, he would try to revisit those churches to confirm and encourage them in the faith (Acts 15:41; 1 Thessalonians 3:2). The churches he established would then begin to send out missionaries themselves, and so the work of church planting continued (1 Thessalonians 1:8).


 

 

 

 

 

 

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