We develop new faith communities in Jesus’ name so more people will get a chance to experience the fullness and unfailing love of God through Jesus. We plant new churches so that many will see the glory of God’s children at work in the world. As a church planter, your responsibility is to lead people to knowing Christ and to walk with them as a fellow follower of Christ. You invite new disciples to grow in their faith and service along with other disciples of Jesus as together, you share the love of God with all God’s children in need of God’s welcoming and redeeming love.
—Bener Agtarap, Curtis Brown, Ready, Set, Plant: The Why and How of Starting New Churches (Discipleship Resources, 2021)
How have you experienced “God’s welcoming and redeeming love”? How can you invite others to experience it too? Join the conversation.
So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.
—1 John 4:16 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Each day this week, add a different person or group of people to this simple prayer:
Help me plant seeds of faith so _________ will get a chance to experience the fullness and unfailing love of God through Jesus and see the glory of God’s children at work in the world.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
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