Episode 343: Church Planting Movements versus Church Multiplication Movements

In Episode 343 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss the differences between church planting movements and church multiplication movements. Here is today’s question: 

“Why don’t you bring up Victory Outreach, Praise Chapel, or Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship as modern day church planting movements or close to it?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Church planting movements versus church multiplication movements 
  • Can the house church movement work in North America? 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “A church planting movement is a rapid, indigenous, reproduction of churches, among a given people group or population segment and that rapidity has measurement statistics.” – @edstetzer
  • “Just because things are growing, doesn’t mean it is a movement.” – @edstetzer 
  • “There are 34 western industrialized democracies in the world. And, of them, there are no church planting movements among majority peoples in any of them.” – @edstetzer 
  • “Church planting movements would require us to move away from things like buildings, budgets, and professional clergy.” – @edstetzer 
  • “There are no church planting movements in North America, but God is doing some amazing things in the the North American church.” – @edstetzer  

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Published December 13, 2018

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