Church planting stands as a pivotal phase for a new believing community. In many rural communities there are no churches, so following a Portable Bible School small churches are planted - sometimes meeting in a hut or under a mango tree. Further discipleship, training, monitoring and evaluation by Favor help ensure these churches flourish and grow deeper in the Word of God.
Churches are also planted as a result of church construction. Once a church is constructed the mandate is for them to plant 3 more churches in 5 years. Thousands of churches have been planted across Uganda and South Sudan as a result of these efforts.
As a result, Favor builds congregations that:
- Prioritize the Word of God and prayer,
- Lift up the name of Jesus with and apply Biblical principles to every part of life,
- Seek denominational neutrality, or support other local denominations,
- Serve the whole community in compassion and humility,
- Multiply by making new disciples and teaching all they have received.
When we serve a community requesting the Word of God and training, we don’t just graduate leaders, but we ensure there are one or more healthy congregations. Like the Parable of the Sower (Mark 4:1-20), we want to be sure congregations are planted in good soil and can grow together.