Our Mission – To glorify God by multiplying healthy churches among all people in and beyond the Allegheny District.
Our Vision – To reach at least 1% of the unreached 12,000,000 people who live in the Allegheny District. That means 400 churches of 300 in size. In specific, to see the Allegheny District get to a growth rate of at least 10 new churches a year over the next 5 years, and growth especially by conversion to Christ and not transfer.
Our Values –
We value the strong use of systems for successful planting (see our systems link at the left).
We value the involvement of our existing Allegheny District Evangelical Free Churches (and other like minded ministries) in the planting process.
We value church-plants with a clear plan for reaching lost people.
We value church-plants who plan to reproduce more church-plants.
We value the right chemistry and clear involvement of our church-plants in our District and EFCA movement.
Our Leadership – the development of our church-planting and multiplication movement in the Allegheny District is directly overseen by Pastor Jim Culbertson and a Church-Planting Team. The CP Team consists of pastors, associate pastors, lay-people and proven church-planters who understand what it will take to create a movement in our district and to see significant gospel impact.
1. The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren. Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Nelson Books (November 27, 1995) ISBN: 0310201063. Best book written on the church in this generation. 2. Planting Growing Churches For The 21st Century: A Comprehensive Guide For New Churches And Those Desiring Renewal by Aubrey Malphurs. Paperback: 430 pages Publisher: Baker Books; 3rd edition (October 1, 2004) English ISBN: 0801065143. The most complete and best organized book on church planting on the market. 3. Church Planting: Laying...read more