Welcome to the DOVE church planting pages. Some claim we do not need new churches because we already have enough churches in our communities. This is simply not true. We desperately need new churches. In fact, planting new churches is the most effective way for people to come to faith in Christ. God is inviting us to join Him in planting new churches to help thousands more come to faith in Jesus Christ.
We desire to help finish the task Jesus started. When Jesus ascended into heaven he left a spiritual family of 120 believers in an upper room. This spiritual family was the first church. A few weeks later, hundreds of churches were started in homes all over Jerusalem. Within the next few years churches were planted all over the known world. By planting new churches, we continue what Jesus started. Our God continues today to use ordinary people who trust in an extraordinary God and become spiritual fathers and mothers who plant new unique churches in their communities. Through their obedience, many come to faith in Christ.
We believe the Lord is giving us an invitation to join him to plant hundreds of new churches throughout the world during the next few years. We call this our 2020 Challenge. Perhaps the Lord is calling you to start a new church. We are here to help you.
An Invitation and Opportunity
“Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.” Psalm 2:8
Our Slogan People partnering to obey the great commission.
Our Mission Statement Jesus has called us to obey the Great Commission by making disciples, reaching our communities and growing to at least 1,000 churches by 2020.
Churches will be planted through…
• Individuals planting churches
• Churches planting churches
• Partnerships for church planting
Partnerships are people working together. This can happen:
“In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel.” Phillipians1:4-5
Our Destination 1,000 churches partnering to exalt Christ in many nations!
The single most effective way to evangelize is to plant new churches.
Dr. C. Peter Wagner, Global Spheres, Texas
The vigorous, continual planting of new congregations is the single most crucial strategy for the numerical growth of the Body of Christ in any city.
Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York