RATIONALE: The development of a Church Planting and Revitalization Task Force, and Church Planting and Revitalization Training Center
in each state/region, will become a catalyst throughout the Church of God facilitating greater gospel multiplication by developing systems that increase capacity, advance effectiveness for communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ, and inspire church planting and revitalization in close proximity to the harvest. In addition to the development and implementation of a state/regional task force, establishing a Church Planting and Revitalization Training Center in each state/region can provide training, equipping, and revitalization of pastors with needed resources to bring greater church health,
systems and growth in existing churches (Ephesians 4:11-12).
That we amend page 132, S39. EVANGELISM PROGRAM, by inserting the following as the first paragraph:
Each state/region establish a Church Planting and
Revitalization Task Force and Training Center for
the purpose of assessing, coaching, training, and
sending church planters, as well as assisting senior
pastors to revitalize and grow local
congregations, thereby fulfilling the vision and
commitment of the Church of God.
|1. Is this measure proportional to the international growth of the Church of God?
2. Does the item allow for hearing of congregations at the periphery of the denomination?
3. Does the measure compliment or contradict other agenda items on international ministry awareness and denominational growth?