Jesus said in Matthew 28, "Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, 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). While the times and culture have greatly changed, the impact of our Lord's words are just as clear and convincing.
The church of Jesus Christ is called to continue the work and ministry that Jesus began! The Apostle Paul and the early church leaders evangelized their world through new, Christ-centered churches - we are called to do the same. Planting new churches is a key strategy for evangelism and discipleship. There is no greater tool for touching unchurched people with the love of Christ.