100 LARGE CHURCHES
It is not easy to reproduce a large church designed to become a K-church. It takes skilled leadership, careful planning, great coaching, a motivated launch team of 50+ people, relationships with lots of unchurched people prior to launch, funding and most importantly, the favor and blessing of God. On the USA/Canada Region, we are getting better at launching large, healthy churches than ever before. Many people wrongly believe that the Church of the Nazarene in the USA/Canada Region has little or none of these kinds of churches. This is NOT the case. Our Development Team is FILLED with dedicated, talented, servant leaders totally committed to multiplying large, high-impact church plants designed to become K-churches. In the FAQ section of this website, you will find many answers to commonly asked questions about the High Impact Church Planting Project for the USA/Canada Region.
There are questions about our strategy, our development history, our leadership team, our leadership residency, coaching, recruitment, assessment, partner churches, partner districts and more. We deeply believe these new 100 large church plants already exist in the mind of God. Just like the Apostle Paul, "we cannot be disobedient to the vision from heaven" (Acts 26:19). God already knows who the high-impact church planting leaders are and where these high-impact churches will be located. "He has determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that people would seek him and reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us" (Acts 17:26-27).
Some people may question whether or not launching large churches is a right strategy because they say these kinds of churches cost too much money. Our response is, we have NO plans to use existing USA/Canada resources for launching and sustaining this movement of 100 new churches. Not a dime of our operations is paid for by World Evangelism Fund or USA/Canada Region monies. We anticipate that every church planting dollar we raise will be new money, given by donors who have embraced the vision of investing in a high impact church planting project. Nothing we do will deplete current church resources. We ALWAYS aim to have churches planting churches, NOT districts planting churches. As Mark Bane describes it, we want to add ALL sizes of church plants, "rabbit, tiger and elephant" size churches! Our special focus is "elephant church" plants within the USA/Canada Region.