In America, we focus on planters and church planting organizations, when we ought to focus primarily on churches multiplying churches on a regular basis.

The hope of the future of the church in the United States really is not in raising up more preachers; we’ve been doing that in high style for the past hundred years. The hope is in pregnant mother churches.

Bob Roberts Jr., The Multiplying Church: The New Math for Starting New Churches (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009).

6 Comments
  • Posted March 29, 2016 7:55 am
    by Kason Bloom

    Why is not just having preachers enough? Shouldn’t preachers be able to start churches? Is there a difference between America and the mission field?

    • Posted March 29, 2016 8:11 am
      by Austin Gardner

      Typically preachers are raised up but no real effort is given to starting churches. So men are called to preach and sit on pews. Churches don’t willing give up their people to go. Starting churches cost money and people.

  • Posted March 30, 2016 8:35 am
    by Kanon Bloom

    Do you think all the so called men that are called to preach that sit on pews are not really interested in preaching full -time or do you think they just don`t have a place to preach?

    • Posted March 30, 2016 8:39 am
      by Austin Gardner

      I think that they don’t have the training or help to know how to start a church. There aren’t enough churches for all of them. Our churches aren’t as concerned about starting churches as they should be and also the preachers are probably not willing to step out and risk it all to do something.

      • Posted March 30, 2016 8:40 am
        by Kanon Bloom

        That makes sense. Thanks for the answer

  • Posted March 30, 2016 9:07 am
    by Kason Bloom

    Thanks for the answer!

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