Every two years Church Planting Canada holds a Congress, and the next one is November 17th-20th in Calgary!
Their Vision… To see every neighbourhood transformed through the presence of multiplying missional communities incarnating the gospel.
…the transformation of Canada, thus we will by all means seek to multiply new discipling communities.
…collaboration, thus we work freely sharing time, materials, expertise and resources.
…diversity within shared purpose, thus all chart their own course with a sense of shared mission.
…multiplication at multiple levels.
…the local church being missional, thus we will focus our intentions on providing environments that help churches become missional and to multiply.
…visionary leadership, therefore we will by all means help recruit, resource and release quality people to church planting.
What if the Lutheran Church became a multiplying, missional Church?
An example of a multiplying church: Metro Community in Kelowna (I spent time there this weekend and was profoundly inspired)
An example of an old denomination making big changes to their structures in order to focus on developing leaders and to become more missionally focused: Mennonite Brethren
Missional Network resouces: Forge Canada