Category Archives: Church Planting Movements (CPM)

House Churches in Cheltenham, UK

Griffiths-Jonathan-and-Sarah-2Meet Jonny, Sarah and Family!
Jonathan and Sarah Griffiths met in England in 2003, and were married in Idaho, USA in 2004. They have served together in the church for over a decade, with Jonathan being appointed as Lead Pastor of Cornerstone (Nampa Foursquare) in 2012. They are both licensed ministers with the Foursquare Church. They both love good coffee, sushi, great stories, worship, art, and other humans.
They have three sons, who love Jesus, books, wrestling, Legos, all kinds of food, snowball fights, sandy beaches, and the occasional 5 mile hike.
The Vision
Their vision is to help make Jesus central in Great Britain, to make him famous in all the earth. The mission is in two parts.
1) Launch a discipleship and church planting movement in Great Britain.
2) Plant a missional training and sending church in London to serve and partner with all the nations in deploying culturally impacting missionaries to all the world.
Before they can make an Cheltenhamimpact in London, they will need to establish a presence with British nationals, starting  in towns and cities outside of London, with a current starting location of Cheltenham, England.
The Griffith’s primary work will be in evangelism, discipleship, and leadership training as they seek to help other people plant healthy churches that transform lives, communities, and culture.
Jonny and Sarah plan to spend time relearning British culture and finding appropriate ways to love and serve people. Once they have established a pattern, it will be repeated in several locations in order to facilitate a church planting movement.
The Griffiths are going to England under the auspices of the Foursquare Church. Here is a link to their their page at  FMI (Foursquare Missions International). Their work may be a great opportunity for a Summit Fellowship to contribute prayer and/or resources.

House Churches Worldwide

House Churches - All NationsOur friends over at Luke 10 sent a link to another friend, All Nations and I wanted to share it with y’all. It describes simple churches (house churches) pretty well.

A few of the Summiteers got a chance to meet Floyd McClung (formerly of YWAM) a few years back when we hosted he and a group of folks over at the Mayhew’s.

Incidentally, All Nations is the ministry through which one of our other partners, Father Heart Japan, is working in Okinawa.

There will be a link to All Nations at the “Opportunities” tab on the toolbar because if anyone is interested in church planting overseas, All Nations will be an ideal partner since their primary methodology for sharing the gospel is small-group (house church) discipleship.

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What Latin Word are You?

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Glory to God alone

Several months ago the fellowships in the Summit Network hosted one of our gatherings called “The Vine.” I overcame my allergic reluctance to doing formal “teaching” at our gatherings and actually took a seat at the front of the room and expounded. Continue reading What Latin Word are You?