For the tenth year in a row we have met with a small group of church planters from across Europe for encouragement and equipping. Our purpose is to somehow lower the high attrition rate among these men who stand on the front lines of spiritual warfare. This year we emphasized installing personal guardrails to prevent reaching a point of despair that would end their potential for spiritual impact.
After one full year of meeting with two candidates, discussing biblical leadership and church values, both have sensed that it was time to present themselves as official shepherds of the flock. With an overwhelming majority vote, both men were approved. On January 28th we officially installed these men, moving us one step closer to being fully self-governing. The goal of a church-planter is to form a group of believers into being self-sustaining, self-propogating and self-governing. It is an exciting time to bring us closer to our ultimate goal for this group.
Praise: New stability in the Persian refugee group following leadership change.
Prayer: Our January church-planters conference - that attendees will be encouraged and equipped.