Many average-sized churches have assumed that they don’t have the resources or numbers to plant new churches.
But what if you don’t have to have a congregation of 1000+ to plant new churches?
Chasing after God’s vision for multiplication ministry, Community Evangelical Church in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, has seen a disciple-multiplication vision turn into a church-multiplication vision and has witnessed the beginnings of multiple Fresh Expression churches while averaging 300 in worship each week.
You are invited to join CEC’s Lead Pastor and Associate Pastor of Missional Ministries, Mike and Matt, respectively, as they discuss some key strategies and share candidly about some mistakes that have been learning points in making multiplication culture a reality at CEC.
In this webinar Mike and Matt discuss…
- Casting and embracing a multiplication vision: Practical steps on how to help the inherited church embrace the need and risk of Fresh Expressions ministry
- Empowering lay members to participate in multiplication: How to develop trust and effectively train & release pioneers to explore Fresh Expression ideas
- Sustaining excitement and getting buy-in across the church: How to keep the Fresh Expression work central to the life of the inherited church
- Encouraging new creativity and allowing for failure: How to keep the well primed with new Fresh Expression ideas and not get discouraged when some fail
Check out the full resource here
Bob is the Director of Equipping and Spiritual Formation for the Ecclesia Network. He’s the co-author of Eldership and the Mission of God: Equipping Teams for Faithful Church Leadership as well as Ministry Mantras: Language for Cultivating Kingdom Culture. He planted the Evergreen Community in Portland, OR in 2004 and holds a DMin from George Fox/Portland Seminary. Bob currently lives in Boise, ID with his wife, Amy, his kids, Jack, Jane, and Josie and his dog, Bentley.