Planting and strengthening churches
The Book of Acts covers 30 years. Think of how many churches were planted in just 30 years by the first disciples of Jesus. Every generation needs their own Book of Acts because every generation needs to be freshly evangelized.
We have the same God, the same commission, and the same power of the Spirit that they had. More than that, we have the full canon of scripture, 2000 years more experience, and immense technology at our disposal. What could we do in the next 30 years if we took God at His word, drew on His power, and partnered together?
The Big Idea of Advance is this: Let’s do it again. Let’s do the Book of Acts again. In our generation.
If we are to achieve New Testament results we need to imitate New Testament practice. Individuals and churches partnered together to achieve more than they could alone. Both maturity and mission were enhanced through partnership.
(2 Cor 8:23, Phil 1:3-5).
What do we partner around?:
Doctine & values
Suitably gifted leadership