God Is Not Willing That Any Should Perish — Are You? By Dynamic Church Planting International

god is not willing that any should perish

What is your commitment to seeing that everyone has a chance to know Christ?

God is not willing that any should perish. Do you have the same commitment?

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. ~ II Peter 3:9

Church planting is founded upon, its reason for being, and its overriding purpose is to see people repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. In II Peter 3:9, Peter reminds us that God’s heart is that none should perish. We should make it our goal to motivate and train another vital group of evangelists within our church to reach the masses and individuals that have yet to make a commitment to Christ.

When we were first called to plant churches in the Amazon River region, I made a trip to the area to evaluate the situation and hear God’s heart. I was astounded that after many decades of the church being nearby in Iquitos, the outlying communities were mostly still unreached with the gospel. As we made evangelistic trips to reach a few villages it became urgent to me to get to as many of the villages as possible to tell them about Jesus.

With help from evangelistic groups that come in the summer months, we began evangelizing in the villages, offering evangelism meetings in the evenings and a new believer’s class and children’s ministry the following mornings.

God put a strategy on our hearts to come back every three months to train spiritual leaders for each village. As a result, there have now been, by the grace of God, over fifty churches planted with leadership from their own villages.

God is not willing that any should perish. What is your commitment to seeing that everyone has a chance to know Christ?

Lord, Please give me your heart for the lost, your passion to see the unreached come to know you, and show me the way. Amen.

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Dynamic Church Planting International, for ChurchPlants.com.

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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, working with churches in over 45 denominations. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. He first developed the Assimilation System 10 years ago at the Journey Church and has since implemented and improved these strategies with over 3,000 churches across all sizes and denominations. He started coaching pastors in 2006 and has personally coached over 2100+ senior pastors, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has trained more than 50,000 church leaders (3,000+ church planters). He is the author of over 85 church growth resources and 17+ books, including Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church and The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. Nelson is married to Kelley and together they have one son, Alexander.

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