Why Church Planting?
Ekklesia Muskogee’s Statement on Church Planting
For Ekklesia Muskogee, planting churches is a natural extension of Jesus’ mission for us to make disciples of all nations. Church planting is a priority for us.
We plant churches so that more people will be saved by Jesus as well as grow in love and service to both God and neighbor. We think the book of Acts shows this: the way the first Christians sought to fulfill the great commission (Matthew 28:19-20) was by planting churches that preached the gospel, loved one another, loved their neighbors, as well as sought to plant other churches that would do the same. Through churches, people hear about Jesus, make him their identity, worship God, experience true community, and become part of Jesus’ mission here on earth. We are committed to the same mission of the Apostles as seen in the book of Acts: plant the gospel in different communities across the globe by planting churches.
The Church body of Ekklesia Muskogee is committed to training up and sending out equipped leaders to plant other gospel-centered churches—churches that share the vision to fulfill the great commission and the great commandment by making disciples, loving cities, and planting churches.