. . . short articles in their entirety from various ASCP fields
"KITCHEN TABLE TRAINING" MULTIPLIES IN BELARUS
Twelve pastors and church planters are participating in new cycles
of "Kitchen Table Training" in Belarus. The "kitchen
table" approach equips church planters in the context of a
small group, encouraging interaction and discussion. The role
of the trainer is to lead the dialogue by asking questions based
on the content of Omega
Course. Trainees digest the material and learn how to apply
it to their church planting initiatives through conversation around
the kitchen table (or similar context) rather than through classroom
" . . . the more we experienced the training, the more we
began to see it work. We found our thinking challenged and we
began to learn from one another."
This was the reaction of one Belarusian pastor who was exposed
to the Kitchen Table Training idea for the first time in early
As part of the introduction of this approach, Ken Dunkerley (Christian & Missionary
Alliance) and SteveReece (International
Mission Board) equipped several Belarusian trainers, launching
three additional training cycles in new regions of Belarus.
The Belarusian Baptist Union hopes to adopt the kitchen table strategy
for additional planters if it proves effective in helping establish
For additional information about "Kitchen Table Training" email
. . . more extensive articles found via link to the ASCP website
In October of last
year, PrayMacedonia sponsored a prayer event featuring an address
by the President of Macedonia, himself an evangelical Christian. Follow
this link to read
President Boris Trajkovski's comments on the transformation
of Macedonia. . .
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related to SCP
" LOCAL MINISTRY OR SCP?"
by Brian Dagen
Brian Dagen and his family (wife, Jill, and two daughters) have
served as church planters in the Czech Republicwith SEND International
since November 1997. In addition to involvement in a local church
in the city of Havlickuv Brod, Brian is an important part of the
ASCP's Facilitation Team for this influential Central European
country. How does Brian integrate his commitment to leadership
in a local church with the team's plan for saturation church planting
in Czech Republic? Follow this link to understand how Brian
builds his local church ministry around ASCP involvement.
Brian Dagen shares the SCP vision in
Brno, Czech Republic
Click here to interact
with Brian Dagen on this article.
Alliance Field Leaders' Consultation
September 16-18, 2004
Featuring David Garrison, author of Church Planting Movements
More details to come...
Omega Course Giveaway
Because of the popularity of Omega
Course (practical training for church planters) in
electronic form, the ASCP must liquidate its paper stock of
English manuals (five-manual sets). The ASCP offers these
manuals for FREE if you will pay the actual shipping/handlings
costs to your USAaddress. You may even request whole cases
(approximately 15 copies of one manual). Consider receiving
and storing extras for your own at-cost distribution.
Please contact Christine Powers at Bible League, to arrange payment
and shipping; firstname.lastname@example.org
tel. (708) 367-8560.
The same offer applies to other ASCP hard copy resources, Prayer
that Strengthens and Expands the Church and Mentoring
Guidelines for Church Planters. Click
here for more information on these resources.
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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