The Bible never commands us to plant churches and frankly, it doesn't really say all that much about evangelism.
What Jesus did command us to do is to make disciples. Making disciples necessarily requires evangelism and church planting.
â€¢ Proper disciple making grows out of proper worship of who Jesus is: Almighty God â€¢ Lasting disciple making grows out of a genuine faith in the resurrection Lord Jesus. â€¢ We are authorized directly by Jesus to make disciples â€¢ Making disciples involves baptizing people and teaching them to obey all that Jesus commanded. â€¢ Jesus has promised to be with us to the very end in the disciple making process.
Stephen Atkerson (M.Div., Mid-America Baptist Seminary) helps church leaders discover simple growth strategies that Jesus gave the early church. For over 30 years, he has worked with evangelists, missionaries, church planters, and pastors in Asia, the Americas, Europe and...