“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20
In the great commission, God invited His disciples to make disciples of all nations. Throughout the book of Acts, we see this commission realized through church planting. Wherever the disciples went they shared the gospel, gathered believers, and appointed leaders. We are called to do the same.
We believe that the local church is the hope of the world. Furthermore, the local church can own the process of training and equipping church planters to go to the unreached nations of the earth.
Here at Antioch, we endeavor to be a church planting movement that makes disciples within our city, our nation, and the nations of the world. In the next 20 years, we hope to see three or four Antioch churches established in the Houston metroplex. In coordination with other Antioch churches, we desire to plant a thriving, reproducing church in every state in America. Ultimately, our desire is to see church planting movements established among every unreached, unengaged people group in the world. Matthew 24:14 says “this gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” We believe this is possible to see in our lifetime.
Church Planting School
The Church Planting School is designed for individuals and families who have the calling and commitment to plant churches in the U.S. or overseas.
For the last 25 years, the Antioch movement has planted churches all over the world. Based on our vision and experience, this school provides biblical teaching and practical training for teams that want to be sent out under Antioch.
In most cases, Antioch Training School is a prerequisite for the church planting school.
Church Planting Internships
Throughout the Antioch movement, there are opportunities to serve in three to eleven month stints to partner with and serve long-term workers. This is an opportunity to get people interested in missions to get their “feet wet,” gather a stronger idea of what living missionally overseas could look like, as well as be able to carry forward the vision of the long term workers.