The Fruit of Church Planting

This past Sunday night at our business meeting we voted as a congregation to stop funding one of our three church planters at his request. The reason stated was that the church is now self-supporting. Some encouraging news from this now self-supported church:

  • supporting six missionary families at $1260/month
  • averaging about sixty people each Sunday morning.
  • 75% of their church are first generation Christians
  • training five individuals for full-time ministry
  • planning on planting another church in the same city
Our church family has supported them for $100/month for the past six-seven years, which means we’ve given a total of $8400 over the past seven years and yet this church is now supporting six additional missionaries and is planning on planting another church soon. Currently we support two other church plants and we are in year two or three of a five-year commitment. Already these two churches are seeing people saved and discipled. We look forward to the day when they too will be self-supporting. These are the fruits of church planting.

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