Church Planters’ Forum and Retreat 2018

Church Planters’ Forum and Retreat 2018¬†was hosted at Penn Valley Christian Retreat on June 13-15, 2018.

  • Discipleship as the Foundation of Church Planting by Finny Kuruvilla - Jesus never commanded us to plant churches; He told us to make disciples. Church planting is actually the indirect product of making disciples. Yet many people today struggle with clear pictures of what disciple-making looks like. Without a robust, biblical model of disciple-making, church planting will suffer. This session is a more practically oriented session… ...
  • Evangelism Through Home Bible Studies by David Bercot, Ernest Eby, Finny Kuruvilla - Many conservative Anabaptists attempt evangelism through prison ministry, street ministry, literature distribution, and inviting people to church. This topic addresses the opportunities to evangelize through home Bible studies. David Bercot 0:00 to 29:20Ernest Eby 29:20 to 40:55Finny Kuruvilla 40:55 to 56:12 ...
  • Ministering in a Multicultural Pluralistic Society by Wayne Schrock - Some aspects of church planting are the same now as 2000 years ago. Other aspects change as civilization develops. This topic looks at ways Jesus and the early evangelists related to the Jews, Greeks, and Romans, and how we might address similar challenges in church planting today. ...
  • Lessons from the Unwilling Prophet to Ninevah by Kevin Groff - Do Christians today have much the same attitude as Jonah? How might we be failing the New Testament mandate for missions? Learn lessons from the Old Testament that apply to the New Testament. ...
  • Journey Toward a Church Plant in Tanzania by Mick Brubaker - How would you go about planting a church in an economically challenged part of the world among people of very different beliefs? Learn principles for cross-cultural church planting from people who endeavored to be all things to all men, with the goal of saving some. ...
  • Understanding the Culture of Generational Poverty and Dependency by Clayton Shenk - In many conservative Anabaptist urban and international church plants, effort is made to reach a particular culture that has formed over the course of many generations. Dependency on outside assistance, dysfunctional homes, drug abuse, and sexual promiscuity are common characteristics of this culture. It is often difficult for conservative Anabaptists to understand this culture and… ...