Starting (or “planting”) a new church is work, but it is the most rewarding work on earth. The goal of this article is not to make it sound “easy,” but to help a truly interested person or group understand that the steps are Biblical, logical, practical, and rewarding; something the Lord and you can really do.
Without question, each new church is unique, and the Lord directs all aspects from conception onward according to His sovereign will. However, after planting a few churches, and observing the process, we discover that New Testament churches today require the same insight and vigilance as the ones described in the New Testament, and are just as rewarding!
If you are wondering what it would take to begin a new fellowship of believers in your area, one that reflects the same character and upholds the same principles of the churches you have read about in the Scriptures, the following four steps will help you see the big picture of what will be required.