Church Planting – conversation guide 2
Jesus began His ministry making disciples. Before He ascended He commanded: ‘Go and make disciples of all nations.’ (Matthew 28:19)1 This is our commission. On the evening of His resurrection, He said: ‘As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.’ (John 20:21)
The starting point for church planting is disciple-making—making new disciples who multiply. A new church plant is a gathering of new disciples.
• The gospels tell of Jesus’ multiplying disciple-making—His model, teaching and commission. He is our example—and the gospels are our manual.
• Acts tells of the early believers following Jesus—and then gathering new disciples into multiplying
church-planting churches. Acts is our manual for church-planting.