Over the past 10 years, a group of church planting leaders from 12 European nations have met regularly to think through national church planting processes in Europe. We have tried to learn from the best practitioners on church planting in the European context and have always based our conversations out of a strong theological and missiological framework. Because of these gatherings, a matrix was developed for national and regional church planting processes (NC2P) in Europe.
In September 28-30, 2015, 20 countries from across Europe came in Madrid, Spain for an exciting two-day collaborative event. Out of this gathering, 17 countries are engaging in a national Church Planting process. We met again in Rome in September 2016 to evaluate progress and design the next stage.
We are now extending invitations to 4-6 key leaders from 30 European nations to attend this next two-day learning community where we will share knowledge and understanding on how to initiate, sustain and accelerate a nation-wide church planting process. We will listen to best practitioners, deepen our understanding of mission in Europe and leave the gathering with a clear idea of what are the key steps to further the work in the different regions and nations represented.
We have invited Tom McGehee from the United States to facilitate the learning community. He is facilitating learning communities in France and with M4 Training in Europe. (See more information below)
A more detail program will be available by the Sep 1, 2017. Participation in the gathering is by invitation only through the hosts who have signed below.
Raphael Anzenberger (France)
Murray Moerman (GCPN - Canada)
Martin Robinson (UK)
Dietrich Schindler (Germany)
Ron Anderson (Spain)
Øivind Augland (Norway)
Tom McGehee (US)
Christian Kuhn (Switzerland)