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In May at the bi-monthly Church Planters training, the pastors learned about being God's loved ones. The teaching came from the book of 1 John and concentrated on them knowing the love of God and becoming that love. As Jesus says that the greatest commandment is to Love God and Love Others.
After a lunch of kebabche, cabbage salad and potatoes, the training turned to a time of fellowship and fun. There was a football (soccer) competition between the church planters, led by Spring Arbor University soccer player Janum Sailor. Janum was able to encourage our church plants to work together in unity in a fun and challenging way!
To Develop Leaders:
Knowing God -We want to help develop people's faith in a loving God and to become loving persons with successful relationships with others. We desire for people to become Kingdom minded and exchange selfish behavior (pride) for selfless behavior (humility). Our desire is for people to live in the freedom through Christ that He provides and to manifest the fruit of the Spirit in their lives.
Image- We want to thoroughly develop people with a true image of their identity in Christ. This image will help to develop a Christian worldview, a sound theology, a strong knowledge of the Bible, and the ability to use the Bible in their everyday walk in life and ministry. Our desire is to develop wisdom, discernment, a strong stance on truth which provides an unwavering faith and a resistance to false teaching and doctrine.
Teaching Others- We want to develop people that can successfully teach others and for them to have the ability to: lead and pastor others, teach effectively, disciple others, and evangelism. Spiritual growth is never complete when it only benefits us. We are created to give love through serving others.
The Church Plant project consists of taking mature leaders from existing churches with their pastor's love and blessing and sending them to cities or villages and empowering them to take the gospel to where they know God is leading them (where they have a heart for a certain people group). Renewal Global and Renewal Christian Centre has committed to support and train for a two year period ending in 2016. Renewal will continue to come into Bulgaria every other month to impart, teach, and train these pastors. Chance and Dee Dee Galloway oversee leadership training and administration of the project. This training involves traveling to different areas on the other months to impart, teach, and train.