Although Southern Baptists have seen a significant increase in church starts since 2000, we have a long, long way to go. We still represent less than 1% of the total population. To accomplish our God-given assignment, we need partners to help us in three main areas: prayer support, mission involvement, and financial giving. These are also called Pray, Play, and Pay.
Prayer is essential for the work of planting a church. Planters are stepping out of their comfort zones and church families to follow God’s leading. Their work is spiritually challenging and the warfare is overwhelming without a solid base of prayer support. Partners are needed who will be on prayer teams, conduct prayer walks, meet for special seasons of prayer, and adopt a neighborhood for which to pray.
Missions teams also play a strategic part of starting a church. They break ground through prayer walking. They provide the needed hands and help for outreach events that reach greater numbers in a community. They encourage the church planter and their team by their helping hands and hearts. Some individuals serve as short-term interns or lifelong team members for a church plant.
Planting a church requires financial resources. Funds are needed to support the planter as they go about the work of reaching out and growing a body of Believers from the ground up. Funds are also needed for equipment, facility rental, outreach, and more. The average church plant takes 3 or more years to become self-sustaining, and partners can help a new work be birthed and grow into a thriving body through financial giving.
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