WELCOME to Baptist Mid-Missions’ School of Church Planting (SCP) website. We’re glad you stopped in for a visit. Feel free to take as much time as you like touring the different aspects of the School of Church Planting.
The fact that you are here is an indication of your interest in our Savior’s multi-faceted Great Commission command to “go and make disciples of all people groups.” (Matthew 28:19) When the Lord Jesus commissioned us to “make disciples,” he had more in mind than simply winning people to faith in Christ. This is seen in the rest of the Commission when he tells us to baptize believers and to teach them “to observe all that I have commanded you.”
We know from Acts 2:41,42 that believers were baptized into a local fellowship and then taught biblical truths just as Jesus had commanded. From Acts 14:21-23 we learn that the Great Commission follows a three-step process of evangelism , edification , and the establishing of local churches . While we are never commanded to plant churches, the planting of new churches is the natural outcome of the discipling process. Developing growing, maturing disciples banded together for fellowship, encouragement, ministry and the proclamation of the gospel around the world for the glory of God is the ultimate goal of the Great Commission.
The question is not, “What does the Lord want us to do?” He has already answered that question. The question is, “How can we best do it?” We want to do the right things (faithfulness to the Word), in the right way (excellence), at the right time (efficiency), for the right reason (exaltation). But implementing the Savior’s command to make disciples on a global stage is not easy.
That is where the School of Church Planting comes in. For over three decades, long before church planting came into vogue and books became plentiful, the School of Church Planting has equipped missionaries, church planters, pastors and people from around the world in biblical principles of church planting. We hope you’ll allow us to help you as well.
So, enjoy the journey as you continue your tour around our site. Let us know if we can help you in any way.