We want to publicly state and re-state what our hopes are for Acts 29 Network. These hopes aren’t complex and seem to be no-brainers, even though it might take years before some of them are a reality. We will be and currently are putting our efforts and influence to work in these directions.
Our first and primary hope is that we would:
PLANT CHURCHES THAT PLANT CHURCHES
by Matt Chandler
There are endless good and biblical things that we could set our energies and zeal on but that’s not why Acts 29 was created. My hope is not that we would simply plant churches but that we would plant churches that plant churches that plant churches. That from the very beginning of an Acts 29 plant, the pastor and the people would have a vision and plan for planting another church. The DNA of all Acts 29 churches should be a deep and driving desire to see gospel saturated, biblically faithful, missionally engaged churches planted everywhere possible in all types of locations.
We are a network of churches that are theologically aligned and philosophically diverse. I pray that the Spirit would keep us all deeply dedicated to the word of God and walking in a glad submission to the Spirit, but Acts 29 must not become a theological club where churches and plants get involved because of theological alignment without the desire to plant other like-minded churches. There are places for that, but we are a church planting network. May the Spirit draw men who share this passion and shine his face on us as we seek to see millions of people who are far from him reconciled to him through Jesus.
To read more on our Hopes for the Network, please click here.