Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Great Article

Just read this great article by David Beales. It's a longish article - although worth a read - about the way their church plant in England has developed. But this paragragh directly relates to my post the other day:
"The paradigm shift is simple. Whereas in the church paradigm, church gives shape to mission, in the mission paradigm, mission gives shape to church. Much church planting is church cloning, springing out of the church paradigm. Take between 20 and 70 people out of an existing church and they'll usually plant a church which looks like the one from which they came."

He also talks about the "Heineken principle" - reaching out to those that others can't reach. Interesting!

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