Church Planting

In scripture, God deals with people in the present for an ultimate purpose of future results. It is God’s desire that His name be known among all nations and that He be glorified.

“For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs so that the Gentiles may glorify God for his mercy, as it is written: “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing hymns to your name.”

The Bible compels us to view the world from an eternal perspective—from God’s own viewpoint. It is from that perspective that we see the ultimate purpose for everything is to bring glory to Him.

Church planting is important:

  • It honors God and spreads His greatness among the nations.
  • It reflects the light of His beautiful, perfect character through every dark corner of the planet.
  • It brings praise to the One who came to seek and to save those who are lost.

“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.” Psalm 96:3

In his book The Pleasures of God, John Piper emphasizes: “The aim of missions [and we might add, and of church planting] is to bring about the obedience of faith among all the unreached peoples of the world. But that is not the ultimate goal. The ultimate goal—even of faith and obedience—is ‘for the sake of His name.’”