We Exist To Help Bring Focus To The Mission Of God, And Call All Believers To Play Their Part In The Fulfillment Of The Great Commission. After a renewed study of the missionary methods of the Apostle Paul, we (PREACH Evangelistic Ministries) were challenged to return to a scriptural based method and strategy of church planting. The statistics say that only 27% of the missionaries on the field today are actually involved in church planting. In the scriptures, however, those sent in Acts were ‘ordained and sent’ for the single purpose of planting churches. We would like to explain further by breaking down this method in four categories.
1. TO EVANGELIZE THE LOST
It has been said that a vision should be so clear and well defined it should fit on the front of a T-shirt, or told in just two words. Well, those two words are “Portuguese People.” Every tool, resource and opportunity God gives us, we wish to utilize, that the gospel might be preached among the Portuguese nations of the world.
PREACH Evangelistic Ministries was born out of a vision to reach not just one country, but a people.
2. TO PLANT BIBLE BELIEVING CHURCHES
It was phenomenal how God called the Apostle Paul and within 25 years of ministry, he had both directly and indirectly started around 48-50 churches. Pioneering into 17 or 18 geographical locations, much of Paul’s success was accredited to his ability to work on a team. An entire network of helps and dozens of men were mentored thus quickly and effectively spreading the Gospel all over the world in Paul’s day.
3. TO TRAIN UP SPIRITUAL LEADERS & TO DISCIPLE NEW CONVERTS
Both Christ and the Apostle Paul spent their earthly ministries training, discipling, and preparing men, native to the land, where they would later become leaders and church planters. This biblical example is what we intend to replicate. We wish to train local national preachers instead of just seeing converts and moving on.
4. FINALLY LEAVING IT WITH GOD BIBLE BELIEVING CHURCHES
Paul’s indigenous principles of church planting was accomplished only by the vision to leave small nucleus type churches, to “confirm” disciples in the faith and to “commend,” (or lean up against) the Holy Spirit. Even dozens more of principles like these are revealed throughout scripture. Our minds are thus set on following as close as possible the biblical New Testament methods as used and modeled in the Word of God. We hope that with these methods to continue to see the elimination of the “missionary welfare system” that seems to erode away at our endeavors overseas.
In short, we support the missionaries, not the churches.