We are missionaries to Adelaide with the international organisation, Power To Change (CRU Global) and part of the Church Movement strategy.
We have spent the last decade helping the Adelaide Church be the Church in the everyday stuff of life.
As Kingdom Ambassadors we equip and train the people of Jesus to live missionally, focusing on the Disengaged and the Distant.
According to an extensive survey by Barna in 2019*, they found that Australia (and similarly NZ) had a massively disproportionate amount of people leaving the church (compared to global stats).
After COVID, it is estimated that up to 80%-85% of those who grew up in the church are now disconnected.
So many followers of Jesus are becoming wandering sons and daughters, disengaged and unsure where or how they fit into God's Kingdom plans.
* BARNA RESEARCH GROUP - "The Connected Generation: Australia and New Zealand Report" 2019
The Church Movements team within Power To Change, which is part of an international mission ministry.
Our goal is to see a Jesus centred community within reach of every person… which means we need to shift our thinking and actions around Missional Multiplication.
Gathered Church is a network of Missional Micro Churches.
Just like the shepherd who willingly leaves the 99 to find the wandering sheep, there was a need for us to leave what we are used to (28%) in order to find the wandering sons and daughters (72%).
So we began to gather followers of Jesus in a way that would reach the Disengaged and the Distant.
Each micro church has a core team committed to life and mission together (during the week). And each Sunday, 2-3 Micro Churches connect to form a Sunday gathering. With no staff or buildings, each member expects to participate in Body Life, whether hosting, facilitating or sharing as the Spirit leads.
Micro Churches create opportunities (and spaces) for the disengaged and distant to naturally experience the love of Jesus, our King.
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Behind all great kingdom movements of God, stand a few generous women and men faithfully praying and generously providing for those on the front line.
They were known as Gospel Patrons.
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