“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
WHY CHURCH PLANTING?
We believe that God has tasked the Church with taking the hope of Jesus to the ends of the earth. At FBC Ocala, we seek to participate in this task through church planting. Our goal is to partner with men and women around the world who have been called by God to start churches locally, domestically, and internationally.
We love our city and we believe that God has called us to take care of it by sharing the gospel with our friends and neighbors. We long to take part in what God is doing in Ocala by planting churches and partnering with Christian organizations throughout the city. Please join us in praying that God would raise up men and women who are passionate about planting churches locally.
Throughout the United States, there are many communities who have many people but very few churches. Most often, churches in larger cities face the daunting task of reaching an ever increasing population while neighboring churches are in consistent decline. Because of this challenge, we have chosen to focus on planting churches in larger cities that have very few churches relative to their populations. By partnering with church planters in urban areas, we hope to establish healthy churches that are able to plant their own new churches as well.
We believe that God is not an American God, but He is a God of ALL nations. Revelation 7:9 describes Heaven as being full of Christians from every nation, tribe, and tongue, so we want to reach people from every nation. Our international church planting strategy focuses on partnering with Christian nationals in other countries who are passionate about seeing God glorified throughout their homeland. Our hope is not to plant American churches in other countries but to plant churches that reflect the context they are reaching.