The reality is, they were right. We don’t need more churches in this country. What we really need is more healthy churches.
The desire for healthy churches led LCN to focus on equipping pastors and churches to be disciple-makers, resulting in an increase in church health, revitalizations, and a network of hundreds of churches gathering every month in Local Centers unified around the Great Commission.
With a healthy system in place to encourage and equip pastors and planters post-launch, many churches in the LCN family are ready to start planting churches again. Last month, the LCN Board of Directors and Executive Team met to lay out a plan for church planting in the upcoming year, and multiple LCN leaders have already committed to send young pastors out of their Local Centers in the upcoming months.
Churches will be planting churches in their area, for their area.
Established Local Centers made up of 5-20 churches then come alongside those new churches to ensure the focus remains on disciple-making and that new church planters stay encouraged and equipped to reach people in their context.
New church planters will join with existing pastors, replants, and revitalizations that make up the Liberty Church Network. The goal is not just more church plants, but more healthy churches focused on the Great Commission.
I couldn’t be more excited about how God is bringing pastors and planters from all over the nation together to partner with the team at Liberty University to change the world.