Posts Tagged church planting

Phases of Ministry: Planting, Parenting, Partnering

There are different phases of ministry.  Missionary pioneers begin with the Planting phase:  proclaiming the gospel, making disciples, and planting new churches.  In the late 1970s, CMF was kicked out of Ethiopia by the new communist dictatorship.  Some of the CMF-Ethiopia team came to Kenya, starting pioneering church planting work among the unreached Maasai and […]

chewin’ the news

What’s not to smile about? For some of our latest news, please read our October newsletter (.pdf format, with more pictures). Note:  the update should be printed on legal size, rather than standard, paper.  If you need to print a copy, let us know and we can share a version with larger resolution images. … […]

2014 Ministry Update

We missionaries are often asked to describe our typical day.  That may be the hardest question we’re ever asked.    We tend to have multiple responsibilities in multiple locations and vocational ministry can be full of surprises. But we do understand why the question is asked.  So since it has been awhile since we’ve shared a […]

Discipleship Training School reborn

Emaisisi Olaitoriani lang! “Let us all praise our Lord together!” We have some wonderful news to share with you about the ministry among the Maasai, especially concerning the Discipleship Training School (DTS).  Read the full update here.  We are also in the process of putting together a website just for the DTS.  We will let […]

166 and counting …

As of last month, there are one hundred and sixty-six CMF planted congregations in Kenya (together with their daughter and granddaughter churches).  While concentrated among the Maasai and Turkana, these congregations are spread across 9 regional districts and represent at least seven tribes in addition to the Maasai and Turkana among whom CMF began our […]

A vision for the Rendille

Today starts a week-long vision trip (Aug 24-31) for five leaders from Community Christian Mission Agency (CCMA) to the Rendille area of Kenya.  CCMA is considering this area as its possible first disciple-making outreach.  The Rendille, who live in northeastern Kenya more or less between the Samburu and the Somali, are less than 1% Christian.  […]

August update

The power of stories, a TBTI course, a Story-telling workshop, a new church plant & baptisms … Click here to view a PDF of our latest newsletter. . The picture is of part of the TBTI class in May 2012. Each morning we started with worship. For some reason or another I couldn’t add a […]

PBS video: update

If it’s easier for you to read the interview than to watch it, you can do so here: www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/july-6-2012/converting-the-masai/11685/

a brand new church!

I just heard that CCC has begun a church plant in Mai Mahiu (“Hot Springs” in Kikuyu).  Last Sunday was there 2nd worship there. Mai Mahiu is at the base of the Escarpment on the way to Narok at the junction of the Narok and Lower Road to Naivasha. It is on the border between […]

2011 church growth

In 2011, there were 38 new churches planted in the CCC. There were 23 congregations planted in Maasai land (including two, I believe, in a tribally mixed area). There were 13 congregations in Turkana land. There was 1 new congregation planted in the Kibera slum of Nairobi. There was 1 new congregation planted in Samburu […]

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