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How to plant a church

June 2, 2005

I was reading “Red Moon Rising” (by Pete Greig & Dave Roberts, pub. Kingsway, UK, 2004) and he tells the story of how Mike Brawan started a church in Eldoret, Kenya which now has several hundred members:

Mike’s instinctive approach to church planting had been simple. He gathered a dozen friends in a room and they prayed non-stop for 40 days. The two who didn’t have jobs had to cover most of the night shifts by themselves, as well as ferrying the others to their prayer slots in a beaten-up old car. But they did it. They just assumed that this was the way you should plant a church.

And isn’t that the way God planted the first church? In Acts 1:14-15 we read that 120 believers prayed constantly from the time of Jesus’ ascension until the day of Pentecost a period of 10 days.

So in Kenya there was 12 people praying for 40 days and in Jerusalem there was 120 people praying for 10 days.

Now that’s how you plant a church.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

8 thoughts on “How to plant a church”

  1. I was reading about the acts church last night. The acts prayer meeting appears to start with about 20odd people mostly disciples and then then un-named women and mary. Then before you know it 120 are there. When i read it…it seemd like there prayer meeting wasn’t all day but it seemed like constantly they were gathering to pray. But no mission statements.

  2. I was reading about the acts church last night. The acts prayer meeting appears to start with about 20odd people mostly disciples and then then un-named women and mary. Then before you know it 120 are there. When i read it…it seemd like there prayer meeting wasn’t all day but it seemed like constantly they were gathering to pray. But no mission statements.

  3. Prayer is such a key thing yet how often do we do it. I know I don’t much. Usually it’s coz I can’t be bothered. I think I need some refreshing and true understanding of the importance of prayer. If only we would all grow a passion to pray. And pray. And pray. And pray…

  4. Prayer is such a key thing yet how often do we do it. I know I don’t much. Usually it’s coz I can’t be bothered. I think I need some refreshing and true understanding of the importance of prayer. If only we would all grow a passion to pray. And pray. And pray. And pray…

  5. There’s a 40 hour prayer weekend in Ballarat at the moment. There are some intercessors here from Gisborne, too.

  6. There’s a 40 hour prayer weekend in Ballarat at the moment. There are some intercessors here from Gisborne, too.

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  8. THIS IS EVAGESLIST PRINCEWILL MIRACE,I READ YOUR BOOKLOOK IT,S INTRESTING.GOD WILL USE YOU MORE AND MORE.BEFORE MONTH END GOD WE GIVE YOU A DEEPER REVELATION OF HIS WORD THAT WE MAKE YOU TO BE AN AMAZEMENT TO THOSE THAT KNOW YOU.PLEASE DROP YOUR MAIL FOR ME ON godsgraceinternationalministry.blogspot.com

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