From 10 Churches to 30 000 in 7 years


A pastor in India planted 10 churches in 14 years. Then he changed his strategy by incorporating Discovery Bible Studies, begin to make disciple-making disciples and then gather these disciples in small churches. By December 2012, there were 55 Discovery Bible Groups, all consisting of lost people. By December 2013 there were 250 groups (churches and Discovery groups). By December 2014 there were 700 churches, and an estimated 2,500 baptized. By December 2015 there were 2,000 churches, and an estimated 9,000 baptized By December 2016 there were 6,500 churches and an estimated 25,000 baptisms. By December 2017, there were 21,000 churches and it became impractical to try to count baptisms. By December 2018, there were 30,000 churches.

Another lady, using the same strategy and using the same strategy said the following at an Indian CPM leaders’ training meeting: “I don’t know why they asked me to speak about church planting. I can’t read and I can’t write. All I can do is heal the sick and raise the dead and teach the Bible. I’ve only been able to plant about 100 churches.” (CPM = Church Planting Movements).

Source: 24:14 – A testimony to All Peoples. Stan Parks and Dave Coles.

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Bennie Mostert
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