by John Gross
America is the third largest mission field in the world, with more than 200 million unreached lives. Our country needs planters, churches, and fellowships working to plant more churches.
(A)pex. Advancing the church planting movement in America is an incredible experience. Supporting and advancing church planting in America has been and continues to be one of the great challenges of the Baptist Bible Fellowship International. That is what APEX is about … advancing!
A(P)ex. Planting a new church is the most effective evangelistic tool in the world. After all, it is Jesus’ plan. He said in Matthew 16:17-18 “… I will build My church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it …” That’s what Apex is about … planting churches!
Ap(E)x. Energizing church planting and the church planter requires cooperation and support of every possible church. I could never begin in this short article to list all of the elements required to energize a church planter and his family as they establish a local church, but a few are: training and mentoring, as well as physical, financial, and spiritual support. That’s what APEX is about … energizing!
Ape(X). Multiply churches. Our vision is that every single BBFI church be engaged in planting, funding, and serving a new church. Our mission is partnering with churches to equip leaders to plant and multiply healthy churches. That’s what APEX is about … multiplying churches.
The BBFI continues to advance, plant, energize, and multiply churches throughout America … We are APEX!