Virtually all the great evangelistic challenges of the New Testament are basically calls to plant churches, not simply to share the faith. Continual church planting of new congregations is the single most critical strategy for:
the numerical growth of the Body of Christ in any community
the continual corporate renewal and revival of the existing churches in a community
Nothing else – not crusades, outreach programs, para-church ministries, growing mega-churches, congregational consulting, not church renewal process – will have the consistent impact of dynamic, extensive church planting.