By Joe Dupree
Message Staff Writer
ALEXANDRIA – Making disciples that make disciples. That is the goal of the local church. To further grow the Kingdom of God for His glory.
Since 2010, Louisiana has seen 114 Southern Baptist new churches spring up across the state.
In 2015, Louisiana Baptists have already supported 26 church plants across the state with a projection of 40 new church plants by the end of the year.
This summer, Church Planting Network, led by Lane Corley, Louisiana Baptist Convention church planting strategist, hosted luncheons across the state where over 100 leaders attended to get new ideas on how to start more church plants.
These leaders learned that the best resource for church planting was the people. The Bible calls believers to go and spread the good news to all people. They learned how to gather, develop, encourage, deploy, and depend upon people.