REACH exists to deploy church planters, equip evangelists and help leaders develop effective strategies for reaching their communities with the gospel.
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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).
One church that establishes a number of different congregations or missional communities.
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.
A small team focuses on a new area and breaks new ground, sharing the gospel in a new area.
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.
Each member of the Church Planting National Team carries a track record of planting successfully in recent years.
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