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What’s New at Asbury Church Planting?

Published Date: September 1, 2022

GMC GRANT MATCHING PROGRAM NOW LIVE!

From the Asbury Theological Seminary MOU to the Global Methodist Church, “Asbury Theological Seminary agrees to provide $5,000, $10,000, and $20,000 renewable, dollar-for-dollar, matching grants to graduates of Asbury Seminary who are involved in planting a new congregation of the Global Methodist Church.”

The Asbury Center for Church Multiplication is excited to partner with church planters who are engaging in new, innovative approaches to church planting in the 21st century. Each year, we will select qualified church planters to be a part of the Asbury CCM Grant Matching Program. The Asbury CCM Grant Matching Program provides matching funds to existing church plants that are already receiving funds from their network or denomination. Selected applicants may receive up to $20,000 in matching funds.

For more information, or to apply, see HERE.

NEW CERTIFICATE IN MISSIONAL DISCIPLESHIP, LEADERSHIP, AND CHURCH MULTIPLICATION

Asbury Theological Seminary’s 15-credit hour certificate in Certificate in Missional Discipleship, Leadership, and Church Multiplication is designed to come alongside those thinking about or already engaged in church planting and discipleship making. Fully online and readily accessible allows you the opportunity to study at-home while you stay on mission.

This year’s deadline has already gone by, but you can find more information HERE.

NEW ARTICLE BY DR. BEVINS

See HERE to read What Type of Church Will You Plant? by Dr. Winfield Bevins.

NEW NAME! NEW LOGO!

The Church Planting Initiative is now the Center for Church Multiplication. More updates will be coming soon!

NEW ASBURY CHURCH PLANTING BOOK – HOPE IN HARD PLACES: REAL CHURCH PLANTING STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO ENCOURAGE YOU IN GOD’S MISSION

We are living through one of the most chaotic and challenging times in recent history. But we’re also living within the exciting reality of a truly global and multicultural world where Christian leaders must be missionally minded and globally engaged. As we look at the world around us today, we find that the church is growing at an explosive rate in many parts of the majority world. With such a global representation, we have much to learn from our brothers and sisters in the wider global church.

This book is the fruit of the 2021 Global Church Planting Summit that was hosted by Asbury Theological Seminary and Nazarene Theological Seminary. More than 60 church planters representing 20 countries gathered to hear case studies, presentations, and first-hand reports of God’s faithfulness. Each chapter focuses on a case study from around the globe that reminds us we need new local churches to reach all types of people for Christ in each global context.

The contributors of Hope in Hard Places are expert practitioners, faithfully living out the great commission in their cultural context. Their stories and insights offer valuable lessons for those of us who want to learn more about what God is doing in and through the global church.

We at the Asbury Seminary Church Planting Initiative pray this book inspires you to join in God’s mission wherever he calls you to serve!

For more information, or to get the book, see HERE.


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