As Germanic kings conquered areas of the Church planting Empire, many of them converted to Christianity to gain the support of their new subjects. However in the modern era the necessity of this method has declined partly due to the global nature of the modern church.
It then describes the believers of Christianity as gathering together regularly in homes and, at least in the beginning, at the Temple in Jerusalem. Though the rate varies from place to place, Church Planting Movements always outstrip the population growth rate as they race toward reaching the entire people group.
House, or cell church, method. Georg Vicedom, in his book The Mission of God, says the goal of Christian missions to both proclaim the message and to gather people into the church. This is also the longest surviving rather thriving movement in the world.
Parachute or parachute drop method. Archived at the Wayback Machine.
Check date values in: Gisbertus Voetiusa Dutch Reformer, viewed the purpose of Christian missions as threefold: Finally, the expansion of a Multi-site church may result in new churches being established, however, this is not the same as church planting.
For both the Catholic and Anglican churches, this practice may be viewed as an abrogation of the rights of a local bishop.
In a CPM, indigenous churches plant more churches within a people group or geographic area. This is because the bishop of the diocese has the right to decide where churches will be planted, and the phenomenon of church planting sometimes ignores both courtesy and obedience to the local bishop.
Traditionally the Catholic Church has used this method in its missionary work to establish the initial church of a region or colony with the goal of establishing a brand new diocese. Not much is known about how these house churches multiplied.
Gledhill, Ruth 9 July Leaders are self-identified by their willingness to do what the trainer asks them, and then are given additional instruction on how to reproduce new churches. Based on a voluntaristic faith, the work defined individual salvation as the cornerstone of religious life; and religious life took place within local, autonomous congregations.
This issue is particularly sensitive in regard to the Anglican diocese of Sydney in Australia, from which many Evangelical churches are "planted" in non-evangelical dioceses.
The bishop would be based in the Diocese of London but would also assist the whole Church. Xenos Christian Fellowship, Small groups, called cells, which meet in homes may form and multiply using a relational model see house church.
Some cell groups are networked with one another and periodically meet together in a larger group. Church planting is not troublesome but the "movements" part of the theory is. A church may also be planted when an existing church splits.
In Maythe Church of England announced that the See of Islington would be brought out of abeyance to create a "bishop for church plants".
The recent Anglican conference GAFCON contained a broad hint that it would consider offering oversight to churches that have been planted without authorization from the local bishops.Church planting is a difficult, but rewarding assignment in ministry.
So is church revitalization. In 16 years as a pastor I was blessed to participate in two of each – two church plants and two revitalizations.
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