Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
People often ask me where church planting is emphasized in the Bible. I always say to them that starting in the book of Acts till you reach the book of Revelation it is basically about God’s work in the church, His pastors, His workers, His servants, etc.
But this verse to me seems to shout church planting. How can you get them saved and baptized and then teach them to do all that Jesus commanded without a church. We must start churches that can reproduce. We must plant churches.
I believe all mission work should aim to take part in leaving a church that can continue the work.