I trust the year has begun well for you and you are enjoying the summer months as we are.
On the 7th of Feb I leave these shores again for Europe, the first of many this year. I head straight into another ‘Church Planting Training Center’ weekend in Terneuzen in South-Western Netherlands, (www.cptc.nl) I always find these times with the students and other teachers exciting, informative, and inspiring. Then I head off to speak in churches in Almere, Oss, then into France to Le Havre - Normandy, Nice, and Arras. On February 24th we have a Vision Churches International (VCI) all-in day with all our church leaders. These are fantastic and vital times of input and connection. It looks as though we will have several other leaders join us who are keen to be part of VCI. More on this in the March update.
This year looks very fruitful as a few churches are considering partnering with the network, but also one or two new churches will begin. Please pray for the students in CPTC who will be involved in new churches. Remember that for students to graduate they must be involved in a new church plant. We have simple clear criteria around this.
The books are selling well. Maybe you have a book already. If so, perhaps consider purchasing another one to give away as a gift. The MULTIPLICATION book will help extend the church planting mandate. I’ve known from personal experience that the right book at the right time can change a life! By the way, the books you purchase help facilitate and finance our support.
Within three months I will release my latest book on “Keep Yourself In Faith”. This scripture sums it up. “Without faith it is impossible to please God!” Heb. 11:6. Watch this space…
John Wesley who began the Methodist movement were people of extreme faith. From 1850 – 1905 American Methodism planted on average over 700 churches a year… that’s crazy!! Within a generation of beginning the Methodist movement, one in thirty people who were living in Britain had become Methodists and the movement was becoming a worldwide phenomenon. (For an in-depth, insightful and powerful story get the free ebook download https://exponential.org/resource-ebooks/ )
Could this happen again?? I believe so and it is happening in various parts of the world… we must see this happen in Europe. Please pray!