Inspiring a Love for Evangelism
Church Planting
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The unthinkable happened in North America in 1995.  More churches closed than were opened!  Division leaders believed this was the wrong direction and the idea of SEEDS church planting conferences was born.  Church planting is the life-blood of the Adventist movement.  Every established congregation and institution can trace their roots to church planting.  No wonder Ellen White wrote, “Upon ALL who believe God has placed a burden of raising up churches.”  (Medical Ministry, 315)

Current rates of planting average 69 companies and churches per year across the North American Division.  Though the increase is significant, it only averages 1.2 additions per conference.  Recommended growth is 3% per year, which would result in 180 new churches being planted each year!