NEWS 15 Mar 07

“We cannot go back!” Two or three times in the last week people have told me, “I could not go back to doing church like we did it before!” What do they mean? For many, church has become too complex. It is exhausting. It needs professionals to control it – and huge funding to sustain… Continue reading

NEWS 11 Feb 07

Hello Planters,  According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics – as of 5.27pm, December 12, 2006 – there were 20,713,873 Australians. Every two minutes the number goes up with a new baby born. Every four minutes it goes down with a death. With migration factored in, there’s a net gain of one person every two… Continue reading

NEWS 17 Dec 06

Hello Planters,      Another year is almost past. Many of you are busy with end-of-year or community Christmas activities. On Friday evening our church plant (Living Waters) was involved with others in a community musical event – organized by city leaders and local community pastors. Our worship service yesterday took the form of an Agape Brunch… Continue reading

NEWS 08 Jan 03

Dear Friends The beginning of a new year is a good time for us as church planters to review the importance of prayer, community involvement, biblical preaching, Bible work and small groups. Some of the items below focus upon this challenge. I wish you every blessing for this New Year – and look forward to… Continue reading

NEWS 17 Jan 03

  Dear Church Planters You will read below of the first church planters exchange in Britain – oraganised by David Cox with the support of Aris Votzalidis (South England) and Paul Haworth (North England). This has been an inspiring time. I would like to encourage the coordinators of church planting in each country – with… Continue reading

NEWS 29 Jan 03

Dear Friends Here are a couple of good suggestions – and, some encouraging church planting stories as well! I encourage you to share a brief report of what is happening in your church plant – for next week’s NEWS! These stories provide ministry ideas and encourage others. Christian regards Peter Roennfeldt ——————————————- CHURCH PLANTING NEWS… Continue reading

NEWS 07 Feb 03

Dear Friends There are so many good ministry ideas in this CHURCH PLANTING NEWS. I am sure there is something here that will inspire you in your efforts to find new ways to reach lost people in church community. Remember – we are not planting churches to foster new styles of worship. We are not… Continue reading

NEWS 13 Mar 03

Dear Church Planters This has been a great week. Last weekend I was at Kikhavn (Denmark) for the ‘Youth Matters’ conference. Gilbert Cangy, South Pacific Division Youth Leader, provided inspiration for the 150 present – and shared the ‘Underground’ concept of planting new groups to reach unchurched people. Utrecht church planters – led by Jean… Continue reading

NEWS 28 Sept 03

Dear Church Planters Ron Gladden from the Church Planting Centre sent on to us the following article from Rick Warren – suggesting that we would do well to read and reflect upon these principles. Thanks Ron! Christian regards Peter Roennfeldt ——————————————- CHURCH PLANTING NEWS extra – 28 Sept 03 ——————————————- SOME CURES FOR DISCOURAGEMENT by… Continue reading