By Ron Orr, Alberta Regional Church Planting Director
CBWC has a goal to see new churches planted in the communities of our country. Jesus sent us into the world to proclaim the best and most important news that anyone can ever hear. We are to disciple, set things in order and appoint elders (Titus 1:5) that they might teach, exhort and assemble the people.
However, very few churches have the vision or the resolve to reproduce themselves. This is especially troublesome in Alberta where new subdivisions are springing up in all the major cities. Developers don’t see the need for new churches, so the majority of new subdivisions have no land set aside for houses of faith.
We need a new strategy. Perhaps this means getting involved in city planning and purchasing land for new church lots.
Or perhaps we need to consider alternatives in church planting that don’t rely so heavily on the traditional church building.
Either way, God’s Church will grow. And I, for one, would like to be part of the process.
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