In his latest blog Steve Addison draws attention to a report on global religious trends (free) from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity. It is worth downloading and reading!
Paul’s three missionary journeys highlight his developing church planting approaches – (1) Following relational streams: Paul and Barnabas first traveled to Cyprus, crossing Barnabas’ home island proclaiming the gospel. At Paphos the proconsul, Sergius Paulus , became a believer – ‘for he was amazed at the teaching about the Lord’. A tablet inscription with the… Continue reading
The Watering Hole also has Messy Church. This is a great family church idea – that community families love, Check it out!
Street Pastors have been working out of a number of church plants in the UK for some years – and also introduced into Sydney by smallboatbigsea. This al Jazeera news piece highlights the importance of this creative ministry – and its influence in society. A great story.
While about equipping missionaries for the Global South, this article is worth reading by those making disciples in the Global North as well. It is a wake-up call to the syncretistic impact of modernism upon evangelicalism – 1. Worship is equated with meetings – rather than living for God. 2. Preaching is equated with teaching… Continue reading
Since late Friday (when I arrived in Brussels from Cairo) I have been visiting churches and new planting initiatives with Jeroen Tuinstra (leader of Adventist churches in Belgium and Luxembourg) and church planting coordinator, Rudy Dingjan. We have shared with a church that has birthed new churches – and 5 planting initiatives – 1. Antwerp… Continue reading
‘Today Peter and Liz Kenny from our Salvo community launched a Family Gathering at the Bellarine Estate,’ reports planter Peter Hobbs. ‘We have been partnering with them in training young people from the Bellarine Secondary College in how to run a restaurant. We have been building genuine relationships with the staff and students for over… Continue reading
Jesus used 5 simple invitations to make disciples and equip them for his kingdom movement. It’s simple and reproducible … Disciple making
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