given the leaders of the New England District Association a very
specific vision: PLANT
300 CHURCHES IN THE NEXT 30 YEARS.
dubbed the venture:
hundred churches in 30 years!
reality, the goal is a modest one from these perspectives:
– It will only be a drop in the very large bucket of need in
where over 15 million people live and less
than 360,000 of them are associated with a church that preaches
the Gospel – that’s less than 24 in 1,000
who are associated with a church that preaches the
means that if you encounter
100 people this week, you and your family may be the only
witness for Christ these people will see.
on your state to see the statistics:
– It’s humble compared to the rapid multiplication of
churches in other parts of the world
where God is moving
his people beyond the institutional model of church growth and
church planting; and thousands of churches are being raised up
in relatively short periods of time.
read about Church Planting Movements around the world and realize like we do, It’s time for it to
we do it?
to begin by:
leaders from the harvest for the harvest.
won’t happen by attracting people who are already Christians
to cancel their subscriptions elsewhere and to become customers
of our churches. We need to reach the ever expanding “customer base” of
non churched people – people for whom church and Christ are
we are looking for catalytic leaders who understand an organic approach to ministry (as opposed to an institutional
approach). They are
people who understand that the church is an organism first and
not just an organization.
They recognize that we need to reproduce leaders (by
design) in order to reproduce churches.
They know that you can’t make more leaders without
making more disciples. And
we don’t make more disciples if we don’t do evangelism.
starts with the seed...
….and ends with a harvest.
and a 100-fold”
Principles of Church Health, Church Multiplication, and
Saturation Church Planting
An invitation and explanation from
be highly interactive, base all discussions on the Word
of God, and result in a better understanding of a
Biblical approach to multiplication of disciples,
ministries, leaders, and churches. We
chose “Greenhouse Training” as the name for this seminar
because we believe the fruit from this seminar will be
organic church growth and organic, saturation church
planting. We really hope that you can come.
Maybe you’re like me:
when I became a Christian as a university student, I
thought I signed up and enlisted in an army that would
change the world by reaching every person with the
gospel. After seminary and about 10 years of ministry,
that dream of helping to reach the world almost died.
Why? The local churches that I served in took so much
time with ministry to Christians in the church that I
lost sight of the only vision truly worthy of the Body
of Christ-- reaching a lost and dying world with the
gospel through a saturation church planting movement.
Now that dreamed has been
revived. I have seen first-hand the incredible church
planting movements that the Holy Spirit is launching
around the world in persecuted lands. This has led me
to make this simple observation: “These church planting
movements look just like the New Testament saturation
church planting movement that Jesus launched, but they
have little in common with the American churches in
which I have served.”
It is clearly time for radical
followers of the Master to return to the ecclesiology and
missiology of Jesus and the Apostles. His saturation church
planting movement was: anchored in the Word of God, global
from inception, transformational of individuals and
cultures, met most often in homes where life is lived, and
trained pastors, leaders and disciples non-formally. So, if
any of what I am sharing with you rings a bell of truth in
your heart of passion for the lost, then you will not want
to miss this opportunity to meet with others who, like you,
would truly like to change the world by becoming part of a
saturation evangelism and church planting movement that will
reach New England and impact all of the world.
For more information please contact
the NEDA Office at