Because we truly believe in the Great Commission, we believe in church planting. In other words, Church planting is a matter of faithfulness. We plant churches because Jesus told us to plant churches. So we strive in every aspect of the church to glorify His name, make more of Him, and if necessary make less of ourselves (John 3.30).To plant a church means we do our part to plant what only God can grow.
Planting churches, as evidenced by the book of Acts, is how the apostles demonstrated their understanding of Jesus' command. At that time it proved to be an effective means to reach new people. Through history, the continual planting of new congregations has proven to be the single most crucial strategy for: 1) the numerical growth of the Body of Christ, and 2) the continual corporate renewal and revival of the existing churches. Nothing else--not crusades, outreach programs, para-church ministries, growing mega-churches, congregational consulting, nor church renewal processes--will have the consistent impact of dynamic, extensive church planting.
The church we have planted include:
Damascus Road Church (2006) Marysville, WA.
Restoration Road Church (2013) Snohomish, WA.
Communion Church (2011) Mt. Vernon, WA.
The church plants we have supported financially include:
Mission Church (2012) Walla Walla, WA.
Taproot Church (2014), Twin Falls, ID.
Missio Dei Church, Anchorage AK
Our church is part of the Acts 29 church plant network, and one of the founders of the 3Strand Church Network. To learn more about why we believe church planting is important, download our document titled "Why plant a church?"