M4 is a learning community for church planters. It provides training, shared experiences, and an opportunity to pray together. The vision of M4 is “to see normal followers of Christ start and multiply fellowships everywhere.”
Four focus areas have been extracted from the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20.
Master: All authority has been given to me
Mission: Go therefore
Multiplication: Make disciples
Movement: To the very end of the age
M4 was developed in Norway, and it has been used to see over 300 churches planted in the past 15 years. Recently, a Baptist denomination in Latvia has been using M4 to ignite a church planting movement. Their goal is to see 100 new churches by 2020.
TEAM Czech Republic has been involved in some of the initial plans for bringing the M4 church planter training to the Czech Republic. In cooperation with the Czech Evangelical Alliance and the Czech Brethren denomination (Církev Bratská), the desire and focus of this effort is to mobilize a new church planting movement throughout Czech. The training will bring church planting teams together for a series of weekend events over the course of two years beginning in February 2013. After each training event, teams go and implement what they’ve learned and what they believe God is leading them to do in their ministry context. Each team also has a coach, who encourages and advises them to implement their plans.
We’re excited to see how TEAM and M4 will be used to accomplish TEAM Czech’s vision to see 20 new churches in 20 new locations by 2020.
For more information on M4, visit www.m4europe.com.
- Larry Davies
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