Monthly Archives: January 2013

Empowered Non-Staff Leadership Marks Church Planting Movements Around the World

When we look in the New Testament, we see the ordinary practice of ordinary Christians planting ordinary churches.
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Top Five Lessons from a One-Year Deputation

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This month, our family leaves for an Asian country that doesn’t openly welcome gospel witnesses. Deputation took one year. Our full-time deputation process kicked off when I, Mike,* quit his job in January 2012. We’d had 5-6 meetings with churches and shared with some families/individuals before this; but our commissioning service this January is scheduled for exactly a year since I quit my job. Because of the rarity of this timeframe, we’ve been asked to share our experience. Because of our destination, as well as the difficulty of leaving the glory to God, our real names are withheld, but we’d like to share how God worked. Continue reading

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Realizing Biblical Outcomes When Planting Churches Cross-Culturally

The Church Planter’s goal in leadership development is to see God-exalting independent Baptist churches with trained national leadership. This outcome is not realized by chance. The church planter must demonstrate openness, communicate, and have the humility to give and receive correction and criticism. (Phil. 2:1-18) Continue reading

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Church Planting: Discipleship From Day One

One mistake church planters make is not incorporating a comprehensive approach to discipleship from day 1 of the new church plant. Continue reading

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