Church Planting – Our Call to Multiply
The POA wants to be intentional about planting churches. Rev. Dr. Roger Woodworth, the church planting coordinator for the Church Development Committee, spoke to this at our 11th Stated Meeting. Not every church in our presbytery will be able to plant a church, but every church in our presbytery can play a part in planting a church. Roger presented 3 ways that a church can be involved in church planting:
- Patron – offering prayer and financial support
- Partner – joining with a few other churches to jointly plant a church, perhaps through the developing ministry networks
- Planter – a church would develop a mother/daughter relationship to plant a church
In all three cases, the presbytery will provide its support in fostering good church planting practices. We plan to discuss church planting and highlight opportunities at all of our upcoming presbytery meetings. Be in prayer about how your church can be involved.
We encourage you to listen to a short video from Rev. Dr. Tim Keller (click here) on the need for every church to be involved in church planting. Rev. Dr. Keller will be the keynote speaker at the 34th General Assembly of the EPC in Knoxville – June 18th thru June 21st