It has been a while since I updated last and most of you who follow me on twitter know that I have recently changed jobs. My previous employer basically asked me to move to Colorado or step down my leadership role. While I loved what I was doing, I began to pray what for what God had in store for me. The next day I made literally one phone call to a friend and inquired about a job.
In a time frame that only God could orchestrate (14 days from start to finish) God transitioned me to a role with the Church Multiplication Network (CMN) as the Director of Marketing and Communications. What I love about this role is that God has placed me in a position to help shape and change the future of my denomination, The Assemblies of God.
CMN is building bridges to the unreached. It's not your typical doing things they way it has always been done. Its not just church planting. It is literally church multiplication. The goal is to multiply by 500 churches a year in the next five years. That may mean compassion bridges, demographic bridges, sociographic bridges or whatever God leads the multipliers (planters) to do.
I'm excited about what the future holds and will be sure to update here what is going on. For now here is what has happened with the few churches we have helped fund:
Church planting projects that have received CMN Matching Funds: 29
CMN Matching Funds Churches that have launched: 18
Personal contacts with unchurched individuals: 40,806
Persons baptized in water: 154
Persons who have made a confession of faith: 692
Average Number of people per church attending weekly: 72
Amount given to missions by Matching Funds Churches: $147,494.66
Amount paid-forward by Matching Fund Churches to start new churches: $65,669.26