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Be Fruitful and Multiply: Planting Churches


Jesus instructed his disciples to “Go and make disciples.” The scope he gave them in their remit was the whole world; every people group, every place, through all “the age,” until Christ should return. Their instinctive response to this command was not only to share the gospel through words, works, and wonders but to plant local churches in every place as part of the response to the command of Christ. Planting churches was to them not a secondary or afterthought but an integral part of reaching the world with the gospel. The fundamental role of church planting in fulfilling the great commission remains today. Many models and methods exist. Some are fruitful; some are not. In this talk we explore what makes for a healthy church planting environment. What vision, values, vocabulary, and vehicles can help church planting succeed across modern secular Europe today?