The Reproducing Church
Church planting is about more than ad campaigns and high capacity leaders. Church planting is taking the Gospel to the world, identifying leaders, equipping them and sending them to start more churches that engage in this process. From our inception, it was crucial to build this reproducing church culture into our DNA.
One of the first things God says to humanity is, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth..." A healthy organism reproduces. This is true of plants and animals and human beings, and this is true of churches.
2 Timothy 2:2 is Paul’s instruction that the Gospel be reproduced into the lives of the next generation. We see our responsibility is not only to exist as a body together, but to be perpetually, constantly reproducing the Gospel into the lives of others.
Our vision is to bring a movement of reproducing churches empowered by the Gospel of Jesus to love and serve southern California and beyond. Our greatest opportunity to extend the reach of the Gospel and continue to mobilize Christ followers is to reproduce at all levels.
We believe that God has uniquely called and prepared us to reproduce at all levels: artists, leaders, community groups, services, churches, and networks of churches.
To do this, we believe that the culture of Anthem must be centered around not just doing the work of the Gospel, but reproducing the work of the Gospel. We want to see everyone take ownership of the mission of helping people find their way back to God and expressing that mission according to their spiritual gifts, financial support, and personal capacity to lead and help.
Success at Anthem is not determined by how many people attend, how much money we have or even how many campuses and churches we start. Success is measured by our humility to listen to and obey the Holy Spirit as He leads us individually and corporately.
In addition to our local family of churches, Anthem has helped plant and send out other to plant churches throughout Southern California.
2009 - Anthem Thousand Oaks
2011 - Anthem Camarillo
2012 - Restored Church (Uptown)
2015 - Restored Church (South Bay)
2015 - Anthem Ventura
2015 - Imago Dei (Downey)
2016 - Restored Church (LA)
2016 - Journey Church (Thousand Oaks)
2018 - Restored Temecula
2018 - Denver Church Plant
As a reproducing church, we are committed to making disciples and planting churches that flow from our enjoyment of Jesus. If you are interested in planting a church, whether in Ventura County, into the nations, or anywhere in between, firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about the potential of a Leadership Residency through Anthem.