I have been reading Bob Robert’s book, "The Multiplying Church". Robert’s church, Northwood Church, is heavily invested in the planting of new churches not from a "lets start a new church" perspective but "lets multiply – start churches that start churches".
It seems that church planting is a hot topic these days. There is ongoing discussion as to whether or not we need more churches (which may be a statement based on form rather than function). There can be no doubt, however, that we need more churches that are making a difference. I see making a difference revolving around gospel ministry.
This means churches that are
- committed to Jesus
- kingdom of God focused
- community first orientation – connected and ministering to the wounds of their community
- global mindset through an organic connection and multiplication strategy with the Church here and there
- committed to a biblical DNA but extremely adaptable, flexible, and mobilized
So here is my question:
100 new Canadian churches making a difference, who’s in?