Church Planting

We don’t just mobilize leaders, but whole communities

Favor’s Portable Bible School graduates often begin new churches in their communities and fill leadership roles in other existing ones. A life lived centered around the Word of God and prayer while consistently embedded in community sustains the heart transformation. Our vision is to see Kingdom principles established and sustained within every sphere of society- education, media, family, business, government, arts, health, and church. Church planting stands as another pivotal phase for a new believing community. We stress the importance of organization and the installation of good leadership before ever dreaming of the construction of an actual building. So, as we train people, we teach that the Church will always be a people, never a building, and it forms a foundation to see a church planting beginning well before a building is built.

When we serve a community requesting the Word of God and training, we don’t just graduate leaders, but we ensure there are one or more healthy congregations before leaving. Like the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, Luke 8:4-15), we want to be sure that our congregations are planted in good soil and can grow together. These assemblies accomplish more material heart transformation together than anyone can alone. 

As a result, Favor builds a congregations that:

  • Prioritize the Word of God and prayer.
  • Lift up the name of Jesus with their whole lives, and apply Biblical principles to every part of life.
  • Seek denominational neutrality, or, if applicable, support other denominations in their area.
  • Serve the whole community in compassion and humility.
  • Multiply themselves through making new disciples and teaching them all they have received.

One church planted in an unreached community can affect countless lives.

‘“This is what the LORD says: “As when juice is still found in a cluster of grapes and people say, ‘Don’t destroy it, there is still a blessing in it,’ so will I do in behalf of my servants; I will not destroy them all.”’ Isaiah 65:8– It takes communities to reach communities as we teach the pattern of multiplication and accelerate our villages at their pace. What may seem broken and lost, the Lord can squeeze one last drop of blessing that could completely reverse sin’s grip.

You can support a new church plant by sponsoring a Portable Bible School with a one-time gift of $3,000, or two people can give $125 monthly to support a whole PBS in only one year! It takes us two months to conduct one PBS, plus the many months before and after for preparation and application. The result is priceless as it leads an entire community to revitalization around the Word of God they put into practice in one or more new or revitalized church plants.

outreach

“Your abundance at the present time should supply their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness.”

— The Apostle Paul, 2 Corinthians 8:14

Church Planting and Community Revitalization

Once sites have been selected, outreach yields a new body of believers and an ongoing prayer community, potential leaders are identified and equipped to lead the new congregation as pastors and church planters. With these critical elements in place, the construction of a church building begins in some locations where available. The selection of these potential leaders is careful, but achievable. We don’t seek people to already be the perfect leaders, but good soil to further fertilize and water through deeper education and discipleship. Our Leadership Training Institute is one way we are able to continue their training, to then step into ministerial roles. Church planting, therefore, is able to be a final stage to continue growing the Kingdom.

 

For more statistical details, check out our newsletter from November/December 2019.

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A Word from Favor

“You want God to do the impossible? Put your feet into the impossibility, and watch God divide the water… You watch God do the supernatural, but go step on it. Go step on it.”

— Carole Ward

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