Some complain when they hear of a new church plant. “We don’t need more churches.” However, in his book Breakout Churches: Discover How to Make the Leap Thom Ranier notes that “eighty percent of the churches in North America have either plateaued or are declining in growth.” It is universally acknowledged that the most effective way to evangelize is to plant new churches. In addition, that is the testimony of the Bible. Paul evangelized by planting churches. Evangelism was a church thing. It was not fundamentally one on one persuasion.
What do you think? Do we need more churches?