Is it possible for ARC to plant 50 churches each year? I believe it is!
With 50 churches already planted in the first 7 years of our existence and
with the addition of over 50 other churches joining in to plant churches
around the USA it can be done.
Here it is: If half of the ARC member churches planted one church out of
their congregations each year we would plant 50 churches every 12 months. Of
course that number would increase as more churches join ARC and more are
planted. That would be each church planting one church every two
years....not impossible but it has to be a priority. As we grow it is easy
to see that 100 churches each year is a reachable goal within the next 5
years...and then who knows what will happen. It is incredible to think that
God would use us to do this....but it can be done.
ARC is set to plant 25-30 churches in 2008. With the new CPI, Church
Planters Internship, and an increased number of CPR's and Assessments we
should at least break the 25 mark in 2008.
In 2007 we added to our staff John Bolin. John is a great asset to ARC and
along with our Chief of Operations, Michael Smith and the Home Office
President, Gayle Bennett we have the team in place to effectively handle the
increased load of 25-30 churches. You can help us reach these goals.
"What can I do?"
If at least one service per year was dedicated to the message of church
planting and your congregation was encouraged to pray about being involved
in church planting by either praying, supporting, or being sent out as a
church planter, we would explode in the number of plants each year.
Let's work together to come up with a plan for getting more of the ARC
church members involved in planting churches around the USA. After all, they
have the ARC DNA and understand what a Life-giving Church looks like...they
have learned it from you...
Have a very Merry Christmas