BiVo/Freelance/MicroChurch

Some time ago, I spoke with a hurting former church planter. The church he led died a couple of years ago. He was feeling bad about the death of the church he loved. Where he saw failure, I saw a church with a shortened lifespan. The church was a success while it lasted. Planting churches …

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(NOTE: Watch a 4 minute video of Patrick) I moved from Ghana to the United States because of a command, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). Worldwide disciplemaking means that we must plant churches across …

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The church in Mongolia is growing rapidly, mostly due to church planting. When I arrived in 2000, the pastors were a divided and competitive lot. Each was hoping to build a mega-church. My first trip was a tug-of-war for four out of five days. Out of 25 pastors, three were former Soviet Army officers. Two …

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  Let’s consider making churches more easily reproducible. There are three costs involved in church planting. Each of which can be overcome by starting “simple churches” or “house churches” as some call them. The Education Factor The first cost is the expense associated with a seminary or even a Bible college education. Tuition costs are …

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  My wife and I recently visited England where we trained a group of pastors and church planters to launch churches from within their own congregations. The group leader is  Surekha Hulugalle, a missionary to England from Sri Lanka. You can watch him in an interview we recently made about church planting in the British Isles. Planting Multi-Ethnic …

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