Thursday, August 25, 2011

Church planting: 18 months or 1 day?

Back in the late 1980's I planted a "traditional" church.  What a difficult and laborious process!  It took about 18 months and involved many hours spent in demographic studies, committee meetings, budgeting process, locating a facility, developing a worship team and a children's ministry, gaining approval of my denomination, etc.

I decided that I never wanted to go through that again.

The way churches were planted/birthed in the New Testament was infinitely simpler.  This was one of the themes we developed at the Regional LK10 Conference last weekend in New Castle, CO.  New Castle is located on the Western Slope of Colorado about three hours (depending on traffic!) west of Denver.  Desi Starr and myself led the Conference for Lee Price who has developed a network of churches called the River Churches.

In the video below, Lee and Desi talk about the simplicity of planting churches and about the two churches that were started as a result of the Conference.

The Foundations Course.  Want to learn more about this kind of New Testament church life?  This fall, LK10 will be offering The Foundations Course, a six week experience designed to teach the spiritual values and practices necessary for this kind of this kind of life.  The Course involves weekly learning assignments, group conversations with your cohort and individual coaching.  More information on this in the next few weeks.  Stay tuned!

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