The Christian church in America, we are often told, finds itself on the brink of collapse. From many quarters, commentators are alternately either warning of or celebrating the soon demise of institutional Christianity in this country. In response, we are happy to report that the rumors of the church’s death throes have been greatly exaggerated! While statistics do indeed indicate that church membership and loyalty are on the decline, we are nevertheless experiencing a tremendous resurgence of interest in church planting. To illustrate this healthy trend, the Baptist Bulletin reached out to several missions and church-planting agencies with historic ties to the Regular Baptist movement, and asked them to share some of their thoughts and current activities related to church planting.