A Thought on Church Planting

Pastor has regularly encouraged to pray about Bethel having an active role in planting churches in Allentown and Bethlehem. Consider this church planting thought from Charles H. Spurgeon, Baptist preacher of the mid-1800’s:

“It is with cheerfulness that we dismiss our twelves, our twenties, our fifties to form other churches. We encourage our members to leave us to found other churches; nay, we seek to persuade them to do it. We ask them to scatter throughout the land, to become the goodly seed which God shall bless. I believe that so long as we do this, we shall prosper. I have marked other churches that have adopted the other way, and they have not succeeded.”

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