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7 Ways of Doing Church in the Midst of COVID-19

Every month Dr. Bekele Shanko writes to one of our global leaders sharing valuable principles of church multiplication movements. Today, Bekele writes Ricky Magno, the GCM area director for Southeast Asia and shares seven thoughts on responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Though written to Ricky, the principles are applicable for us all in this time of crisis. Please feel free …

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Doing Church When you Can’t Go to Church

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty… You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.” Psalms 91:1, 5-6 Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a global pandemic. We see panic, …

The Church on the Hill

Malota trudged up the rugged dirt road, eager to meet the handful of believers at the top of the hill. The lanky Ethiopian church planter had recently taken Global Church Movement’s MC2 training, designed to help people plant churches that multiply, and he had begun to apply the training in the city of Arba Minch.

Achieving scope in your geographic region

As we begin 2020, Bekele writes his first monthly letter to Apollos Jabbo, the GCM area director for West Africa, and he is discussing the concept of “scope,” or reaching everybody in an area. Though written to Apollos, the principles are applicable for anybody working in a given geographic region, such as a city, state, region, country or continent. Please …

Steps to Partnership

Keys to Building Powerful Partnerships

Every month Dr. Bekele Shanko writes to one of our global leaders sharing valuable principles of church multiplication movements. This month he is joined by John Becker of the Global Alliance for Church Multiplication (GACX).  Together, they are writing to Kejdis Bakalli, the GCM Area director in Central and Eastern Europe. Kejdis desires to accelerate church multiplication efforts by forming regional …

A Very Bold Move in Peru

Families in Peru spend a lot of time talking about soccer, movies, or video games but very little time talking about the life of Christ.  So in keeping with the GCM emphasis on “Bold Moves,” last December Alex Cotrina, GCM director in Peru, set out to change the culture. He and several colleagues asked 37 pastors to accept a challenge: spend …

God is at Work through GCM

God is at Work

April 1, 2019 This past year, GCM activities and results were reported from 148 countries and regions of the world. Since its establishment in 2010, GCM has reported a total of 126,780 new churches and missional communities around the world. Below we provide some highlights of the 2018 GCM reports, using the four aspects of Bold Moves that we have …

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Real Growth Comes from Multiplication

It is a bit of a Hollywood cliche when someone says “I was born ready.” But really, in the Kingdom of God, that is what we should say. Reborn into a new life, we are ready to immediately begin witnessing to others the amazing transformation God has done and lead others to Jesus.Ready to multiply ourselves is not just an …

Do We Dream of ‘Every…?’

Over twenty years ago I was part of the team who launched our organization’s ministry in a small Eastern European country. I remember our director frequently saying one of the advantages of working in such a small place was we could realistically make plans to reach everyone in the country. Fulfillment of the Great Commission in this small sector of …