You may have heard of Church Planting Movements (CPMs) — you know, when the gospel spreads virally, with new believers (or even non-believers) leading others to follow Jesus, who in turn do the same to even more? Have you heard the stories from Asia and Africa and said, “Wow. Why doesn’t that happen here?”
But it is starting to happen here — right here in the Bay Area! Churches are multiplying exponentially — but you’re probably not aware that they even exist. These churches are not hip. They don’t attract Christians who are “looking for a church.” They may not have buildings, web sites, or catchy names.
If you’re in San Jose, San Francisco or Oakland (as well as outside the Bay Area in Portland and Philadelphia), you’ve probably heard of CityTeam Ministries and know them for their work serving the poor and homeless. What you might not know is that in the past few years, they have reshaped themselves around Church Planting Movements. They are having an information session this Saturday where you can learn what they’ve been up to, what they are learning, and what results they have had.
Come and hear testimonies of how God is planting his Gospel in different communities here in the greater Bay Area and how these communities of believers multiply rapidly through ordinary people.
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2010
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Place: CityTeam Ministries, 1297 N. 13th St, San Jose, CA 95112
Update: As a follow-up, CityTeam is offering CPM basic training.