Justin Moxley is the Partnership Development Executive for Stadia, an organization that helps church planters. Growing up in a rural church, serving in a mega church and leading a new church, Justin has been involved in nearly all aspects of the church and church planting. Justin is on the teaching team of his local church, has served as an adjunct professor and currently serves on the board of a local non-profit. He has been married to Tiffany for over 23 years, has a son Zane and a daughter Savannah. He loves the beach, Kansas City BBQ, and watching his kids play college soccer.
Key Questions for Justin Moxley
– Recently some research was released about church plants. What do we learn from this research?
– Why plant a church instead of try to grow an established church? What do church plants offer that is unique from other churches?
– How can a church know if they’re ready to plant another church or another site?
Key Quotes from Justin Moxley
“I think church planting is just about as hard as it has ever been in the history of the U.S.”
“For years the closure rate of churches was about 3,700 a year, and they’re anticipating that that number will move to about 5,500. All the while, there’s going to be probably another 100 million people that will come to the U.S. in the next seven years, either through birth or immigration. So the need continues to grow and grow and grow.”
“We need to be planting about 8,100 churches per year just to keep up with the population and the closure rates.”
“Of the new churches that Stadia serves, 42 percent of the attendance of those churches is made up of first time believers.”
“There’s a difference between being burdened and being called and equipped by God to [plant churches].”
“Every one of us should be a part of church planting. The question is what role should we play?”
“There are new expressions of the church that constantly need to be telling the true, same Gospel story, just in a way that [unchurched people] can understand and that they can grasp.”
“Churches that are under the age of 10 are 2.3 times more likely to plant a campus or a church than churches that are over 10 years old. Just like new Christians reach new Christians, new churches plant new churches.”