We praise the Lord for how He has used PCPC to plant more than 160 churches over the past 25 years. The Extend vision calls for us to plant new “extending churches” in Dallas, the U.S., and around the world. All of our church plants will be connected deeply to PCPC, our Extend vision, and philosophy of ministry. We will commit to planting churches that are:
The task of church planting is a difficult one, especially for church planters, missionaries, and their families. They can often feel isolated and stressed, which can lead to burnout. We want to plant healthy churches by connecting church planters and missionaries to PCPC and to one another. As co-laborers, we share resources as we share in the Great Commission. As companions, we will commit to training, soul care, and accountability, ensuring that each new church is strengthened by a deep and abiding relationship with Jesus Christ.
In 1997 God called us to plant 100 churches by the year 2020. Out of that vision, the Southwest Church Planting Network was born. Now 20 years later, God has exceeded our expectations by planting more than 160 churches through the ministry of PCPC. The Extend vision calls PCPC to continue this effort of planting churches in our city, our nation, and our world. We want every church we plant to be an extending church. To that end, we will commit to planting missional churches that also plant churches. In addition to planting new churches in Dallas, we will continue to plant churches nationally through the Southwest Church Planting Network as well as internationally.
We live in a cross-cultural city. The greater Dallas/Fort Worth area has reached a tipping point with no majority ethnic group. To serve our city well, we must plant cross-cultural churches.
The Extend vision calls us to plant a Hispanic church at PCPC, anticipating it will be a large addition to our congregation. Additionally, we will partner with local churches and church-planting networks that are committed to extending the Gospel to every neighborhood and every culture in our city.