In America, we focus on planters and church planting organizations, when we ought to focus primarily on churches multiplying churches on a regular basis.

The hope of the future of the church in the United States really is not in raising up more preachers; we’ve been doing that in high style for the past hundred years. The hope is in pregnant mother churches.

Bob Roberts Jr., The Multiplying Church: The New Math for Starting New Churches (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009).