The CMM Community has MUCH to CELEBRATE!
RENEWAL: MEGA CHURCHES
In 2018, CMM visited with the leadership of a Mega church in the USA. They had developed a multi-site approach, using video technology in their nine sites for weekly Sunday services from the main campus pastor. Each site was staffed with a pastor and core ministry team. They invited us to meet with them because they believed the Lord wanted them to change course and become a church planting church. They had come to believe that no one church would ever reach their city and county and wanted to not only plant churches themselves, but also resource other churches that wanted to plant. They hired a Church Planting Director and asked CMM to help them (and him) design and build a church planting eco-system. We designed a new structure that will focus on bi-vocational leaders and launch churches not only in a traditional way, but also in new third places.
Recently, they held their first church planting Awareness Seminar and close to 50 people attended, expressing interest in church planting. They are spending the entire month working through a prayer guide we developed. It is a very exciting time for them and for their city. The young men and women who are expressing interest are totally sold out to Jesus and on mission. Continue to pray for this church and CMM as we experiment with new approaches.
One of our CMM coaches recently sent us an update on three Church Planters he is coaching. “In the past few weeks there have been a number of new believers who have been baptized:
Mike baptized 5 new believers, Tim baptized 9 new believers and Frank baptized 15 new believers.”
“We take gospel coaching very seriously and one of the ongoing tasks of a CMM coach is to keep the planter focused and energized on reaching lost people with the gospel.
“Of course, God is the one who must do the work of calling and saving—He is always the First Cause--So we are not taking any credit at all. The planter sharing the faith is a Second cause and coaching is a third cause. But we have found that planters our coaches work with are usually more fruitful in mission than pastors who are not coached.”
CMM’s goal is to raise $75,000 through December 31st to support our efforts in church renewal and church planting in the United States. Would you consider making a donation today?
Dr. Tom Wood
I've been in the Church Planting business my entire career. I want you to know, you don't have to plant a church alone!