Dialog August 2017

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The Reason We Plant Churches
Recently Paul Root, Church Planting Director for Converge PacWest, set out to explain the reason why we plant churches. There are really seven reasons:

The Biblical Rationale

  1. Church planting expresses of the heart of God. He loves lost people and goes to any extent to reach them! Matt. 28:18-20; Luke 15:1-7; 1 Cor. 9:19-22  
  2. Church planting expands the mission of God. From the beginning of the church to today, the most effective way of expanding the mission of God is by planting Churches. Acts 1:3-8; 2:1-47; 13:1-52
  3. Church planting empowers the people of God. More people are equipped as ambassadors of Christ, disciple makers, and leaders of his church. Jn 20:19-22; 2 Cor. 5:18-20; Eph. 4:11-16

Our Current Tactical Rationale

  1. The American church is not keeping up with our population growth.
  2. Church plants reach people established churches do not reach. 
  3. Church plants baptize new converts at two to three times the pace of an established church.
  4. Church planting brings new vitality to churches that plants churches.

    All churches who support Converge are supporting church planting. About 50% of all PacWest spending is directed toward church planting.

Better Together,
David Yetter
Executive Minister

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