• Why Replant?


    “Why Replant?” That is a question many people ask. And we are thankful that people and churches are asking that question. At the North American Mission Board, we desire to help push back lostness. We realize that if we are going to do that effectively we need to slow the death rate of our churches. Each Sunday 17 Southern Baptist churches shut their doors for good. They don’t find themselves in that situation overnight, so we believe that we can slow the death rate if we do two things: 1) discover men called by God to replant churches, and 2) discover churches in need of being replanted.

    Are you a candidate?

    Do you believe God has called you and equipped you to be a replanting pastor? If so, we have a team at the North American Mission Board that is uniquely equipped to assist you. There are opportunities for you to learn from replanting pastors currently in the midst of replanting ministry and we want to network you with those pastors. Also, there are opportunities for ongoing training, so you can develop yourself as you prepare to be deployed to the mission field God has created you for.

    Is your church a candidate?

    With over 900 churches closing their doors annually, it is possible that your church is a candidate for replanting. Here are a few questions to ask yourself if you are seeking to discern if your church is in need of replanting:

    • Has your church seen active attendance decline for more than three yearss
    • Is your church struggling to pay your bills in a timely manner?
    • Has your church been unable to pay your pastor in the manner in which you think he should be paid?
    • Are you unable to attract young people and young families from your neighborhood/community?
    • Do you feel that your church is somehow disengaged from your community? Would the community notice if your church closed its doors?
    • If your current trends continue in both attendance and giving, do you fear your church will have to close within the next couple of years?

    If you think you are a candidate to serve as a replanting pastor, or if you think your church is a candidate to benefit from being replanted, we invite you to contact us. You can explore next steps by calling 877-882-4437 or by emailing sendme@namb.net. A trained representative from the North American Mission Board will assist you in getting more information about your next steps, and we will begin praying for you as you take this step of faith.