Teaching an undergraduate Planting Churches that Multiply course at Friedensau Adventist University in Germany has provided opportunities for great interaction with students and staff. You may like to check out an article on the Six Steps.
Russell Burrill discovered that in their commitment to being a movement in their early years in the USA, Adventist pastors planted churches, equipped members, and moved on to plant again. Local churches did not have paid pastors ‘hovering’ over them. In the – 1870s 1 new church was planted each year for every 2 ordained… Continue reading
This interview with Adventist women pastors in China relates to the subject of ordination, but also explores some really significant issues relevant to contextualization and church planting. You will be inspired and challenged: Meet Ordained Women Pastors in China
Hi Peter. Thanks so much for your insight and materials. We are located in Meridian Idaho (next to Boise) and our 150 church decided to at first plant a church just west in a neighboring Nampa Idaho. After 6 months of planting, I decided we needed a change of pace. I began using the term… Continue reading
Both terms house and church have been redefined since New Testament times. Extended families lived in houses – with people (and animals) coming and going, unlike our private places of retreat; and the term church only ever referred to people meeting in those houses – never to buildings, denominations, or hierarchies or leadership. Important insights… Continue reading
Is your denominational or local church proactively involved in planting new churches? Check out Steve Addison’s comment on the dangers of attendance growth – but slowing in churches planted!
Steve Addison has been blogging on the obstacles to church planting movements. This is No. 4 in a series – ‘When four generations of disciples and churches are the norm, you’re in the middle of a church planting movement (CPM). It’s hard enough to get to a CPM. They are just as hard to sustain…. Continue reading
Organic Church: Neil Cole will be in Victoria, Australia – 27-29 July 2012: Check out details and registration. Courageous Kingdom Living – Join Steve Nicholson from Evanston, Chicago for pastors, leaders and church planters – talking about leadership, church planting and growing churches. For costs and details … Sydney: Mon Aug 6 contact Mike &… Continue reading
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Many have been using 5 dialogue questions with those reading through the Gospel of Mark. Here is a revision that comes from a friend in Germany who is using this simple method to lead friends to Jesus Christ – 1. What is new? 2. What do I dislike and not understand? 3. What thrills me… Continue reading