These figures show the increase or decline in weekly attendance in Australian churches over a 10 year period (1991-2001). The attendance picture is then compared to the increase or decline of the number of congregations in that denomination. Those that are growing are planting churches – those that are not planting churches have leveled off or… Continue reading
Here are some facts! Church plants do fail (check out Why church plants fail? and share your comments) – but – 1. Church planting is good for the “parent” church. They are healthier & grow faster despite (or because of!) having released people to church planting. Churches that have planted another in the past 5 years have higher… Continue reading
There are two important conferences being held in Australia in the next few weeks – conferences that will foster cutting edge church planting movements: Fueling an Australian Church Planting Movement : next1000 Summit This is an opportunity for church planting leaders to meet to share stories of progress in fueling a church planting movement across… Continue reading
next1000 is a partnership of individuals, churches and organizations actively committed to planting one thousand new Australian churches. Visit the website http://www.next1000.org/ to learn more or to download a copy of the next1000 ebook.
Recently I heard Michael Frost say that it was time for the Baptist church in Australia to be a ‘movement’ rather than just a church. There was a time when the Adventist church saw itself as a ‘movement’! That term could not be used of the church in most areas of the western/northern world. A… Continue reading