Friday, December 29, 2006

Beyond Church Planting

I have been listening to Neil cole's MP3 on how to shape, transition & pioneer new ministries, missions, congregations and churches (which I borrowed from a memeber of LivingRoom) these last few days, and have gained a lot of insights from him.

Neil Cole's teaching on church planting starting at the grassroots level is inspiring. He talked about a number of principles for planting highly reproducible indigenous churches:
  • the importance of a healthy biblical understanding of the local church;
  • the importance of evangelism that results in churches;
  • the importance of identifying and reaching persons of peace;
  • the importance of leaders being raised up from the harvest to be sent back into the harvest field.
  • the importance of a healthy “DNA” (Divine truth, Nurturing relationships, & Apolostolic mission).

Rather than focusing on only planting one church, Neil has a passion to see the multiplication of disciples, leaders and movements, which I think is so essential in God's Kingdom! And that is also the purpose of World Team (and mine too)!

4 comments:

The Krow said...

Kitty thanks for pointing out this great nugget of info from Neil... I'm tempted now to re-read his book as well seek out some more info. Just found the article outlining the DNA. Great stuff.

Kitty Cheng said...

Hey the krow, good to hear from you. Yes Neil's insights on DNA is great!

Alister Cameron, Blog Consultant said...

Hey fellow Melbournian!

I just love Neil's book. I finished it ages ago, but keep picking it up again. Great that you've taken a good look at it.

He's was here earlier in 2006, but I hope he comes back soon... I'll certainly be there.

Cheers and HNY!

- Alister

Kitty Cheng said...

Hi Alister, hey nice to 'meet' you mate!! Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting.

I haven't had a chance to read Neil's book yet, only listened to his talk when he was at Forge earlier in 2006. He is surely an inspiring guy! Yes if he comes back to Melbourne, I'll certainly be there too!

Happy New Year to you too!