“If we don’t get serious, we won’t have a part in the Great Commission harvest,” said Tim Boal, executive director of Go2 Ministries, the national church-planting arm of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.
“We want to plant churches,” he added, as he announced the Circles of Grace Prayer Project to representatives of Grace Brethren districts from around the U.S. who gathered in Orlando, Fla., in early January for a prayer summit.
He led a call to pray for church planting, noting that it is becoming increasingly difficult to begin new congregations in North America.
“There is great evidence that our society is pulling away from church,” he stressed. “The Grace Brethren church was founded in the industrial age,” he added, noting that church planting methods used in those years are outmoded in the new information age.
Another reality that Boal, who has led Go2 since its inception in 2007, sees is the lack of quality men who will lead the new churches.
“Where are the men who are going to plant churches?” he queried.
“I’ve come to the conclusion that there are not enough people praying for them,” he added. “We need more people to pray.”
He quoted Luke 10:2