VARIOUS MODELS OF CHURCH PLANTING
The New Testament demonstrates that there were various ways churches were born. The first New Testament church was formed in a dramatic way when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the 120 in the upper room and Peter preached in the power of the Spirit. When persecution came the believers were scattered and churches begin to pop up in Judea, Samaria and then in Antioch. Philip preached to the Ethiopian Eunuch and a church blossomed in that region of the world. The Lord Jesus builds His church using various models. The ARBCA Church Planting Committee recognizes this and so has solicted testimonials from several church planters to encourage those involved in home missions.