Chapter 8 – Extension Growth


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Define ” extension growth.”
  • Explain what is meant by “church planting.”
  • Summarize the extension growth of the New Testament church.
  • Explain how churches multiply through extension growth.
  • Identify four ways a new church might be started.
  • Identify three types of extension churches.
  • List Biblical priorities for selecting areas in which to start new churches.
  • Explain the message which results in new churches.


The disciples were commanded by Jesus to be witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the uttermost parts of the world (Acts 1:8).

As you learned in the last chapter, the Jerusalem Church experienced rapid multiplication. The next step in God’s plan was extension growth. The Jerusalem Church was to start new churches in other Jewish cities.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.