Church Planting Webinar

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Church planting is a popular term in missions but it isn’t always clear how to go about it or what we should be shooting for. Do we need goals or principles to work from, and if so, what should they be? 

We have our very first webinar on Church Planting coming up and it’s only 2 weeks away. As we approach our Spring Connect Workshop in October, this webinar will help us as we start to consider church planting and the W.I.L.D. framework (Word, Identity, Life, Discipleship) introduced in Module 7. We’ll discuss the four W.I.L.D. areas and how they relate to any situation in which God’s Word is being shared and discipleship is taking place. 

One God – One Story

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The theme for our Connect Open Weekend in December is “One God – One Story”. We’re thrilled to have Samuel Green, author of “Where to Start With Islam” as our keynote speaker. This is both timely and topical as there is evidence that today there are many Muslims converting to Christ in many different countries. In this article from Good Soil, we see how helpful it is to look for “door-openers” that can spark meaningful relationships and lead us to use God’s meta-narrative story to handle divisive gospel truths in the right timing and with the right tone.

Discipleship. It’s not a program.

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When I read this blog post by Church Planter, Micah Dodson, it made me think about a recent conversation I had about discipleship with Connect participant, Simon G. Simon shared some of his observations after reading the excellent book The Vine Project by Tony Payne and Colin Marshall. One of the observations Simon shared was that discipleship in The Vine Project is presented as a relational venture not a program. Micah agrees.

The end or have we come full circle?

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If I was to say to you that it is likely we are approaching the end of Christendom, what feelings does that evoke? Such a proposition may seem usettling at first, but the Church flourished before Christendom and will continue to flourish post Christendom, if it’s end should come.

Are you flexible for the Gospel?

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In this article, D.A. Carson encourages us to become global in our awareness and compassion. Cultural sensitivity and flexibility must become tools to enable us to address the challenges of cross-cultural evangelism wisely and courageously, rather than ends in themselves.

Save The Date

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Here are some important dates to put in your diary over the next few months. 29th August & 9-10th October 2020.

Stay tuned for more information over the coming weeks and months.

Lessons From The Field – Episode 4.

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In episode 4 of Lessons from the Field we talk with Todd Gerst, a church planter and Bible translator who worked among an unreached people group in Papua New Guinea. Listen as we discuss what Todd thinks is the single biggest factor in effective church planting in a least-reached people group.