CHURCH PLANTING

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Planting disciple-making churches

Our focus is on three core church planting models. Although there are a variety of viable models to draw from, unless we aim to make disciples who in turn go on to make disciples, we will never fulfil the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).

 

Multi–campus, multi-site

One church that establishes a number of different congregations or missional communities.

 

Daughter church

A mature church sends a planting team into another town or community, receiving strong support until the new church is able to stand on its own.

 

Pioneer church

A small team focuses on a new area and breaks new ground, sharing the gospel in a new area.

Training and equipping

REACH offers training and tailored support relevant to how a new church is planted. After a period of assessment and recognition, church planters are invited onto a training track. As new churches are planted, an accountable relationship is established with our pioneer teams.

 

Three equipping events in year one, usually Friday evening and all day Saturday, covering some church planting essentials.

 

Two Saturdays per year in the second and third years of planting.

 

Membership of a DNA group – Discipleship, Nurture, Accountability. This is a monthly online small group meeting of three or four church planters.

 

Appointment of a church planting coach or mentor.

Future Reach Events

National Team

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Each member of the Church Planting National Team carries a track record of planting successfully in recent years.

  • Damian Carr is the senior minister at Hope Church, Corby which he pioneered several years ago.
  • Darren Edwards leads Ignite Church, Lincoln. He specialises in urban evangelism.
  • Darren and Jackie Johnson founded King’s Church in Warrington and continue to release missional communities across the area.
  • Matt and Sally Timms started New Wave Church in Perranporth, Cornwall a few years ago specifically aiming to reach out to the surf community.

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