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Unique people group resources and places in need of churches
It can happen, and it will happen as we hear and heed God’s voice in
the incredible church-planting opportunities available to Southern Baptists
Open your heart and your mind to the church planting process introduced by
the North American Mission Board in this video. It is not business as
usual. It is not a one-size-fits-all approach. It is not a
restrictive straight-jacket of do’s and don’ts.
It is a process that has been honed over a number of years in a
variety of settings with a variety of people groups. It is a sound and
proven comprehensive method for planting healthy churches that in turn plant
more churches. It is biblical, and it is practical.
Each of the four steps of the church planting process, introduced in this
video, is outlined in a companion brochure. If you have thoughts or
questions, write them down! A new understanding or an “Aha!” moment? Jot it
down! A sudden inspiration? Make a note of it! Know also that resources are
available for each step.
The church planting process is a series of four progressive components,
including 18 activities. One naturally leads to the next . . . and then to the
next. While the working through of this process may look different in varying
settings, the end result is the same. That desired result is healthy and
growing churches that are planting other new churches so that all people may
come to know Him.
Think about Jesus’ time on earth. God prepared His people
for the coming of the Messiah; God’s people were eagerly awaiting their
Deliverer (Readiness). Jesus was born, grew up and launched His public
ministry, beginning with the calling of the twelve disciples (Enlistment).
Jesus spent three years teaching, training and discipling these disciples; He
also taught and equipped others who would come to follow Him (Equipping). After
Jesus’ death and resurrection, His people—those He had loved and taught and
died for—turned the world upside down with the gospel message (Multiplication).
What better example can we have, than Jesus Himself, for such a process?
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