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February Update

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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!

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Quotes On How To Reach The Nations

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I really enjoy quotes: Why?

  • They sum up multiple thoughts,
  • They’re to the point,
  • They’re succinct and remember-able,
  • I enjoy the way that the words are used in pulling multiple thoughts together.

So here are 20 of my favourite quotes...about the BEST way to reach Nations! 

"The best way to fulfill the great commission that Jesus gave to us in Matt 28, is to plant new Churches". Rick Warren.

“The single most effective evangelistic method under Heaven is planting new churches ...who in turn reproduce themselves”. Peter Wagner.

“No missiological principle is more important than saturation church planting”. C. Peter Wagner.

“The most concrete, lasting form of ministry in Acts is church planting”. C. Peter Wagner.

“The starting of new congregations … is to me the central activity to which all evangelistic methods must be bent”. Dr Ralf Winter.

The true fruit of an apple tree is not an apple, it’s another apple tree. I wonder how many orchards an apple tree could plant?


It would be more accurate to say that, Paul’s missionary journeys were church planting journeys.

Paul planted new churches, that in turn planted new churches.

The early church implemented the Great Commission mandate primarily by planting churches.

The healthiest churches are those who reproduce...

What about the thought of...disciples multiplying churches - not only the other way around...

"The only reason for any Christian to be in this world is to fulfil the great commission.” Jossy Chacko. 

“Lets not fish with a hook and a line, but with nets”. 


Plant churches like rabbits, not like elephants.

"It's time to stop counting converts and begin counting congregations." Ralph Moore.

A great goal for every church is to plant another church. Plant a new church that is pregnant!!!

To increase the Kingdom of God, we need to learn how to multiply churches, not simply adding churches.

"The only way to increase the number & percentage of Christians in a city is to plant thousands of new churches". Tim Keller 

"New church planting is the only way that we can be sure we are going to increase the number of believers in a city & one of the best ways to renew the Body of Christ." Tim Keller.

Every church that exists today has been planted by somebody or a group of people.

The conclusion:
Let's not waste hard earned mission's dollars...use them to plant new churches!
Think about how you can multiply yourself...

Many of these quotes are found and expanded in the book ‘MULTIPLICATION’.

Find out more and purchase Multiplication here.

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December Update

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I have just returned from Europe for the 4th time this year. 

I was in Manchester for a church planting conference – LAUNCH. (www.launcheurope.org). Networking with other church planters who are working in the UK and on the continent of Europe fires me up. Meeting people like Jossy Chacko, who over the last 19 years has helped plant 22,000 churches and seen over 800,000 people baptized in India, is very inspiring! I absolutely believe this can happen on the continent of Europe. It must happen if we are serious about reaching Western Europe.

Then it was onto Belgium for a 1 day church planting mini conference that VCI hosted. I was believing for at least 30 Belgian people – 35 were there! That is a miracle.  I was also believing that seed would be sown it would bear fruit in the form of new communities of faith. People’s response was such that it strongly suggested this took place. “You will always harvest what you plant…at just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up”. Gal 6:7-9. Amen.

Then I went to speak in Axel, South Holland in one of our VCI churches. 2 people responded to Christ! This is a relatively new church and they are aiming to plant churches in nearby towns!

Then it was onto Dublin where I spoke to a number of church leaders including Elim Pastors on church planting, and had the privilege to minister in a church.

I felt it was a fruitful trip. I had some great connections and much seed was planted. I know God is nurturing and watering this seed.  I’m very encouraged. I look forward to seeing multiplication in the days ahead. 

Once again Karen and I are so thankful for all the prayer, support, and encouragement that makes this possible. Please be assured that your prayer, effort, and $ are making an eternal difference, not only for today but for generations to come…thank you!

The best way to fulfil the Great Commission is to plant churches that plant churches!

May you have a fantastic Christmas… and a fruitful 2018.

For the Kingdom.
Nick and Karen

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Church Multiplication is more like gardening than construction

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Today, along with my upcoming dates below, I would also like to share the following short except from an article from Ralph Moore on church planting, and I encourage you to read the full article. Around a 1000 churches could name Ralph's church and ministry as the catalyst for their church plants. He and his wife Ruby live in Honolulu where they have just planted another church, Hope Chapel.

“Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.” The command is repeated twice in Genesis. In Genesis 1:28 at the beginning of humanity God says this to Adam and Eve. He commands it again, in Genesis 9:1 when he reboots humanity with Noah’s family after the flood. God gave the same mandate twice—we should not miss the significance of that.

It is almost as if that command is at the core of our creative DNA. But it didn’t take long for man to forget the very first thing he was told to do. This is most notable in Genesis 11 where we see humanity coming together to build the Tower of Babel. Mankind was not sending and spreading, but gathering and building. The self-centered dream took the place of the vision God gave us. As a result, God scattered what humans had gathered.

This type of garden vs tower thinking isn’t unique to Genesis. It also has taken root in the church…

Continue reading Ralph's Article here...

Upcoming Dates

This is simply a reminder for prayer and letting you know that I fly out next week to UK, Belgium and Ireland… I do appreciate your prayer and support. Thank you.

  • I’m speaking in one of the new Ivy Church plants. Ps Anthony Delaney and the Ivy Church team have become encouraging friends in this journey of church planting. They are a unique church that is aiming to plant many churches. Ivy church is also hosting “LAUNCH” www.launcheurope.org Launch is a National and European focused church planting conference which I’ll be speaking at. Please pray.
  • After LAUNCH, its onto Zottegem, Belgium for our second Church Planting Conference there on the 18th November; hosted by local Belgium and Dutch leaders and in partnership with VCI. I am believing for this to be a key time sowing seeds into a very needy part of Europe. Please pray for this.
  • Then to Ireland with some of the the Elim church leaders talking about… you guessed it – church planting!! Please pray.

I arrive back in NZ on the 29th Nov.

Multiplication

My Multiplication book is selling well. It is already proving to be an extremely helpful resource for people. I would like a few to partner with me to sponsor a number of books at cost. This helps gets the word out there to people who need it, and of course helps our cash flow.

If you would like to partner with me use the link below to purchase individual books or use the giving information below to sponsor books using online giving.

Please pray for MULTIPLICATION to be an insightful resource.

Buy Multiplication Online Now

Support

Thank you again for your prayer, support and encouragement, this is so vital for us.

If you would like to invest in our ministry, the Church Planting Training Centre or sponsor books please use the account details below or click the link to give online.

For the Kingdom.
Nick and Karen

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