New church planting is the only way to increase the number of believers in a given city and is one of the best ways to renew the whole body of Christ. Tim Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, New York, and has written extensively on the importance of church planting.
In one of his short essays on church planting, he argues that church planting is crucial if:
- We want to be true to the biblical mandate.
- We want to be true to the Great Commission.
- We want to continually renew the whole body of Christ.
- We want to be Kingdom-minded.
Check out his entire article here.