Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Church Planter Training

I mentioned last week that I was going to write about my time in East Tennessee a couple of weeks ago. I was asked to help revamp our denomination's church planter training materials to have a more missional focus. The team consists of three church planters and two strategists who work within the state of Tennessee to start churches. We did our initial work over our two days there, and will continue working this summer. The plan is to be ready by this fall, when a new group of church planters comes in for training.

One of the big changes is in our terminology. We're using the term "missionary" more than "church planter." The reason is that we feel it is necessary to take the posture of learner when we step into a new culture. We want to help them to better understand their culture before deciding what the church should look like.

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