This article examines biblical motivations to multiply new, healthy churches. Such motivations emerge from the following five biblical truths: a) God the Father seeks and finds the lost, b) The love of Christ obligates us, c) God sent the Holy Spirit for all human beings, d) The local congregation is the primary locus of the rule of the King, and e) Multiplying churches is for the glory of God. Our loving and compassionate triune God desires that all women and men become disciples of Jesus Christ, active participants in a local Christian church, and committed agents of the transformation of their context.
Van Engen, C. (2014). Why Multiply Healthy Churches?. Great Commission Research Journal, 6(1), 57-90. Retrieved from https://digitalarchives.apu.edu/gcrj/vol6/iss1/5