U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 720th Special Tactics Group out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., jump out of a C-130J Hercules aircraft during water rescue training over the Destin coastline in Florida Oct. 3, 2007. The training is designed to enhance aerial zodiac deployment and personnel recovery. The aircraft belongs to the 41st Airlift Squadron out of Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas. DoD photo by Senior Airman Julianne Showalter, U.S. Air Force. (Released)

In WW2, Dwight Eisenhower, along with our European allies were faced with the daunting task of taking Europe back from the Nazis. The largest problem that they faced was the challenge of transporting an entire army across a large body of water in order to form the tip of the spear thrust, and drive Hitler’s forces back. Eisenhower organized the largest amphibious land assault that the world had ever seen.


But they didn’t think they could really pull it off.


Not really.

It all seemed doomed to failure from the start.


But Eisenhower had a secret weapon…


The paratrooper.


The idea of dropping thousands of soldiers in overwhelming numbers from the sky had never been attempted before. It was the ace up their sleeve. In the end, the American paratrooper helped turn the tide of the most decisive battle of WW2.


In the same way, God has a secret commando, the church planter. Church Planting has been the only thing that has been able to reverse the trend of the decline of the church in the West, in the East, or anywhere else where ground has needed to be taken for the Kingdom.


You are enlisting as a part of that elite squad that God is throwing together in the shadow of the end of time. Souls are at stake. The Glory of God is with you. You are about to witness amazing things.


Church planting is like jumping out of an airplane.  As you flex your calves to launch your boots from the rim of the airplane door 10,000 feet up, what matters to you most at that moment, is that the guy standing at the door and looking you in the eye, knows that you’ll survive the jump if you’ve got the guts to fling yourself out.  Those brave enough to jump belong to a bigger collective of daring souls, called by God to take a leap of faith as Kingdom expanding gospel commandos.  If you’ve never jumped, then you can talk about it, dream about it, and read books about it, but until you’ve done it you’ll never know the true thrill of what it feels like to free-fall into the hands of the living God!




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