How Jesus made disciples was the basis of a practical four day intensive in church planting for pastors in Egypt (April 21-25). The stories of Jesus were explored for principles – and then ideas put into practice. The 4 fields (Mark 4:26-29) together with Jesus instruction to the 72 disciples (Luke 10:1-24) provided the foundation… Continue reading
Adventist leaders in Kenya are serious about being a church planting movement. Almost 500 leaders, pastors and members – all committed to planting churches – participated in a week-long Church Planting Conference (14-20 April 2013) with Peter Roennfeldt as guest speaker. ‘We cannot continue doing mission in the way we have done it!’ declared Paul… Continue reading
Just 4 minutes – Falling Plates. Share the link with others!
Hello planters Here are more stories – for ideas and inspiration. Some are complex plants, some simple. Although simple forms are not the only way forward, they are multiplying – easily reproducible and a great way to connect new people to Jesus Christ. I have therefore explored further qualities of The Simple Forms of New… Continue reading
Along with teaching I have been prayer walking in two parts of the city. About four months ago I felt the Holy Spirit prompting, ‘Why don’t you play cricket with those boys. Through them you can enter into their homes.’ (Read more of this e/m from a friend sharing faith in an Asian city)
Veteran planter Loren Pratt has been working in Melbourne’s northwest suburbs for many years. Using a combination of community involvement and Bible seminars, Loren and his associate pastor/planter Zoran Gajic, have also multiplied into Melton (west of Melbourne) – with worship services in the community Barn, where the first Melton Adventist Church launched 7 years… Continue reading
Members of five Adventist simple churches and community friends met for the first South England Simple Church retreat near Reading in Berkshire, 8-10 March. Each simple church is different – Simple Church Reading focuses on ministry in the workplace, Simple Church High Wycombe focuses on ministry to children, Simple Church Walthamstow focuses on reaching secular… Continue reading
Hello Friends For the last two weeks Judy and I have been in Western Australia. As well as sharing in the annual Church Planters Summit (with Grant Morrison of the Move Network and Wayne Krause, planting Coordinator for Adventists in the South Pacific), I conducted mini-summits in Albany (400+ km south of Perth) and Kalgoorlie… Continue reading
Many Christians believe that church should be where people live and work. House church networks are multiplying – like ‘Neighbours and Nations‘ in Coventry. It began 10 years ago with five Christians meeting together in a small rented home in Potters Green, it is now a house church network of 11 groups in two neighborhoods,… Continue reading
Check out this story of Jesus – from Bethlehem.