Below is a link to a video produced by the Southern Baptists explaining church planting movements (CPMs). Essentially, this video lays out why we believe that simple church is in fact a response to what God is doing throughout the world (and yes, here in the USA) rather than a reaction to traditional church structures. We pray that by God’s grace the ten common characteristics identified in CPMs around the world, as highlighted at the end of this video, would also exist throughout the simple churches in our region. May we see something like a “mighty wave” of God move through our community as in other parts of the world!
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(or copy and paste: http://www.imb.org/main/downloads/embedvideos.asp?flashvars=mvid=2109&mvidext=flv )
Felicity Dale at her blog simplychurch.com reminded me of this video in a recent post that also included some great comments related to one of the practices in CPMs: Abundant Gospel Sowing. She recently has posted to entry’s on the subject that you may enjoy:
Becoming Missional: We Reap What We Sow
Abundant Gospel Sowing