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Church Planting

National Missions is the church planting arm of the General Baptist denomination.

Our focus is on reaching our culture with the message of Jesus Christ by planting relevant churches with a contextualized message.

We are involved in the following activities:

  • Recruiting potential church planters
  • Interviewing and assessing candidates for church planting.
  • Helping church planters by providing funding, training, coaching and support.
  • Evaluating potential church planting areas.
  • Assisting churches, mission boards and associations in developing Church Planting Networks for the purpose of planting new churches.
  • Administering the funds provided to this office for the purpose of planting churches.
  • Presently, only 10-18% of the American population is in church each Sunday. In many cases three generations do not attend church. Our culture is post-modern and post-Christian. Many people no longer hold to the values of Christianity and instead have chosen to be involved in witchcraft, the occult and non-biblical religions. How can we reach the masses of unbelievers in our society? We can do that by planting new churches.

    New churches are effective in reaching new people for Christ because, in general they:

  • Are more accepting of people.
  • Have a message that is more relevant.
  • Have music that is more appealing to the younger generation.
  • Don’t have rules and policies that tend to keep people at arm’s length.
  • Have a vision to demonstrate in very concrete and tangible ways the love of Christ.
  • In the last four years National Missions has overseen:

  • Seven new churches planted
  • 3287 people come to faith in Christ
  • 1954 people publicly confess Christ through baptism
  • 4510 people in worship each weekend
  • 1000's of hours of community outreach events
  • 312 new ministry leaders including worship leaders, elders, deacons, interns, children's ministries, youth ministries
  • $354,383 given back to General Baptists through church plants
  • We want to see more people reached for Christ. That means more church planters and more churches. That’s where you can help. First, you can pray for us as we seek to plant new churches as God would lead. Second, you can give. Click on the Online Giving page where you can donate to National Missions. Every dollar you give will help us recruit church planters and help us plant new General Baptist churches.

    Above you will also see a place where you can sign up for the E-Voice, our electronic newsletter. It is sent out monthly and will keep you informed as to what is going on in National Missions.