We believe that church planting is at the very heart of God. It is all over the book of Acts and has been the surest way to continue the life of the church from generation to generation. Every church at some point in its history was a church plant. At the same time we believe if we are to see a movement of God, we need to see multiplication happen at every level. The church will multiply if we do what God has commanded us. The bible says (Jesus speaking) I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY CHURCH?
It is always helpful to ask, what is our end goal. If planting 1000 churches is a major part of what we aim to do, then we need to define what we see as a church.
A community which meets regularly, recognizing themselves as followers of Jesus into the harvest. They display the following Biblical characteristics: based upon Acts 2:42-47.
The worship of the Triune God.
Responsiveness to the Word of God as the source of faith and practice
The observance of baptism and the Lord’s Supper
The sharing of their resources to assist others
Leadership can be varied but is exercised through mutual accountability as fruitful believers. Who are recognised according to Biblical standards to lead communities to become holy, loving, vibrant multiplying churches.
BELIEFS & PRACTICE
Engage West Midlands (EWM) is seeking to build a coalition that brings together churches, networks and mission agencies together with resources from outside the region in order to plant churches and multiply disciples. We desire to work with a generous heart on the basis of a clear statement of faith (The Evangelical Alliance statement) and a commitment to the Mission of God (Missio Dei).
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH
Please connect with us if-
You just want to know more about how you can help transform the city.
You are a church planter and/or someone who is called to be involved in a planting team.
You are a church that is looking to plant or would like to offer help or resources.
You are a mission agency or ministry organisation and want to partner.