...short articles in their entirety from various ASCP fields
OMEGA CP TRAINING BEGINS IN UZBEKISTAN
In June ASCP-related workers launched Omega Course (practical
church planter training) in the Uzbek language. Although they had
been teaching various parts of Omega for some time, the
entire course had not been available to a broader audience. Workers
invited a number of key expats and nationals to a gathering where
they explained what Omega was all about, how they could
benefit, and how the training could be done together in partnership.
By all accounts the time was appreciated with participants expressing
interest in seeing the training of new church planters. The first
manual is now in the hands of seven people who will make final
corrections to the translated material. In August Omega training
in small groups will begin.
--shared by an ASCP related worker in Central Asia; for more information
on Omega Course, click here:
THOUGHTS ON CP FACILITATION BY
RUSSIAN CHURCH PLANTING LEADER
The most strategic ministry of expatriate workers is to build
relationships with nationals, particularly those to whom God has
already given a vision for SCP. They should help nationals understand
their gifts/talents, and what their part could be in seeing a movement
of churches. Work side-by-side in partnership, filling the gaps
of weakness of nationals. Expatriate workers go deeper with fewer
people, and help nationals with extremely practical, non-theoretical
resources (such as counseling skills and discipleship skills ...
not curriculum per se, but life-on-life modeling). They should
get to know people well, earning the right to be heard and strongly
support those regions where things are working. Where someone has
discovered principles that are working, help others understand
and learn from what has been done.
--from an upcoming report prepared by ASCP related missionaries
on the future of SCP ministry in Russia
Early Registration Deadline - August 15, 2003
Fall Alliance Field Leaders consultation
September 11-13, 2003 in Budapest . . . gathering of ASCP related
church planting facilitators and national partners for refreshment,
prayer and ongoing equipping. The theme for this AFL is "Principles
of church multiplication FROM TWO MEN WHO ARE DOING IT"
here to learn more about Tom Clegg, AFL presenter
More information: http://www.alliancescp.org/events.html
Saturation Church Planting Seminar
in the U.S.
August 19-22, 2003
Union Mills, NC
This seminar instills the vision for reaching nations for Christ,
not just establishing a few churches, a new paradigm in church-planting
thinking which goes beyond addition to saturation. Skills for networking
and facilitating ministry with nationals are considered. A must
for those planning to minister in Eastern Europe with the Alliance
for Saturation Church Planting.
Center for Intercultural Training
Union Mills, NC
...more extensive articles found via link to the ASCP website
PRESENTATION OF HUNGARIAN CHURCH PLANTING RESEARCH
Hungarian church leader Dr. György Kovács recently completed
research on the "mission situation" in Hungary. To communicate
the power of this research, Ed Nickle (United World Mission Eastern/Central
Europe) prepared a PowerPoint presentation for Dr. Kovács that
he is able to use throughout the country when sharing the results
of his information.
here to review one effective model of communicating
the results of saturation church planting related research.
ONLY WITH A HIGH SPEED CONNECTION,
... articles which encourage interaction on various topics
related to SCP
"WHAT I'M LEARNING" . . . thoughts from ASCP
executive director, Lee Behar
Lee and Brooke Behar completed their relocation to Budapest in
February. Lee acts as Executive Director of the ASCP as well as
its Regional Resource Team leader. Lee comes to this role with
many years of experience on the staff of a large and growing local
church, but living and working in Budapest represents his deepest
engagement in the cross-cultural facilitation of church planting.
Because of his steep learning curve, Lee wants to share the things
he's hearing from ASCP related workers in different parts of the
region. National church planting leaders and expat facilitators
have become Lee's greatest teachers.
this link to learn about and respond to the lessons
Bernie Miller, Assoc. Director
P.O. Box 843,
Monument, CO 80132
Tel: (719)488-4172 or
Jay Weaver, Director of Field Ministries
1111-Budapest Budafoki ut 34/B, III/3 Hungary
Tel: +36 1 466-5978
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