The Alliance


Alliance Interchanges, February 2004


. . . short articles in their entirety from various ASCP fields


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 lectures.

" . . . 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 February.

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 new churches.

For additional information about "Kitchen Table Training" email Ken Dunkerley.



. . . 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. . .

Boris Trajkoski



. . . articles which encourage interaction on various topics related to 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
Budapest, Hungary

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;
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.



North America
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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