We just wanted to remind everyone that we’re constantly adding to a growing list of Missional Resources on this website. Whether you’re a pastor wanting to take your church cell group to the next level, or a regular Christian wanting to impact your community, we’d encourage you to check out the articles and videos we’ve posted.
We especially wanted to highlight the most recent article we’ve added, entitled “Small Groups that have the DNA of a Gospel Planting Movement.” It’s a very practical case study of how church planters Paul and David Watson used the Discovery Bible Study (i.e. group inductive Bible study) method to catalyze church planting movements around the world. The harvest has been incredible, with over 80,000 churches started in North India, with over 2 million new believers in 18 years. Over 8000 churches have been started in Africa, with over 200,000 new believers, in the last 5 years.
When it comes to our mission of transforming Taipei city, the old additional model of church planting simply won’t do the job. Even if the combined number of new Christians grew at the same rate as Taipei’s overall population growth, the overall Gospel impact would still remain a low 7%. To really infiltrate the culture and bring about systemic change, we need exponential approaches like the ones described in Paul and David’s article above.