Church planting reaches more people, increases our diversity, teaches us new methods, addresses our financial problems, & changes the world.

I actually have ten reasons the GC should start a systematic church planting strategy right away. The short version, in rough descending order of importance (except number 10 should be higher, I guess): 1) Follow the Lord 2) Transform our culture 3) Evangelize 4) Fill more niches 5) Reduce risk 6) Survive, grow, reproduce 7) Fight death by attrition 8) Stop losing members who move 9) Solve our biggest financial problem 10) Develop new best practices Some of these need some explanation to make real sense. I’m hoping to post a video presentation explaining them all, soon.