Planting a church doesn’t start with launching worship services in a community. It starts with incarnating the gospel where you live.
Leadership development is critical to the ongoing effectiveness of any community of believers. For there to be continual growth and expansion, leaders must be both recruited and raised up. Also, intentional effort must focus on the process for empowering and supporting leaders.
On my recent trip to India (December 2009) to train pastors of a church planting movement, each day every pastor spent time S.O.A.P. Journaling through a specific passage of Scripture.
What would it look like if the gospel was planted in your city and the church that emerged was “native” to the culture?
I got an email this morning form the Barna Group and noticed that they were selling Alan Hirsch’s book for $10 plus s&h. This is a fantastic book on missional engagement.
I got a copy today of The Tangible Kingdom by Hugh Halter and Matt Smay.
Missional activity often focuses on multiplying disciples and planting churches. So, where should new churches be started?
Christ’s strategy is to scatter His people throughout the world between Sundays, penetrating society’s structure from within. They are the true ministers of Jesus Christ in the world. Rightly understood, every believer is in full-time service for Jesus Christ.
Count Ludwig Nikolaus von Zinzendorf is a preeminent example of the convergence between prayer and missiology. He allowed some refugees from Moravia to establish a village on his land in southeast Germany.