We've just received this testimonial from Tim Tapp, the Outreach and Congregational Care pastor from Central Baptist Church in Johnson City, Tennessee.
With a population of over 200 million, Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation in the world. We are excited to now have Indonesian translations of Good News and What Next?
Another translation of Good News for You is in work! Learn about it in this new fishing article: Iranians and the Red Book.
A new fisherman joins the team: "From a Murderer to a Fisherman."
Another exciting day of fishing: "What a day! Fishing was my intent, all day, everywhere I went."
For a fisher of men, a trip to an often dreaded medical procedure is rich with fishing opportunities.
New translation! We now have Good News For You in Cichewa, a Zambian language: Uthenga Wabwino
New article: Precision Guidance of God in Fishing
Go Fishing! Read this exciting letter from Tim Pruit, a very successful Director of Missions in central Arizona.
(Because we are seeing so much "Fishing" activity, we added a new menu item, "Fishing Testimonials," with confidence that we'll have lots of articles for that category.)
Church Planting photos - If you have a photo of a young church, we'd love to see it. (You can use the "Contact Us" menu button to drop us an email with a photo or two and some information about the church.) Churches are being born everywhere from the barrios of the Phillipines to the high rises of Brazil and it would be exciting to see some of the faces and the environments. We will be looking through some of our photos, too (50+ years worth). We'll figure out a way to share the photos on this site.
From Death to Life - Charles Brock says, "Last night Mary came to our house with the following testimony written out. She also came to get more copies of Good News For You to use in fishing. She is what a Christian should be a, "fisher of men." She has been a part of the Fishing Group that meets every Wednesday and Sunday night at Church Growth International offices. Mary's testimony - a powerful testimony from a new believer.
CGI recently received 12000 copies of a new edition of Good News For You. Some minor changes have been made that makes it much more effective. It is the large format with Scriptures included. It is the "bait" for an increasing number of fishermen.
The price is the same as 23 years ago. Try it out. It works. Our printer Litho Printers, Cassville, MO wants to be a part of the fishing team so much that they donated 1000 copies to be used in fishing. (If you have some printing to be done, Marty is a devoted Christian who does a great job for a price you will not find anywhere else.)
NEW ARTICLE: Fishers of Men and the Great Question, by Charles Brock
EVANGELISM AND DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING: Need a plan of training for believers, both new and old? Here is a complete, simple package, 40 years in the testing worldwide.
Read a testimonial from Danny Johnson, Director of Missions in Little Rock, Arkansas.
We have added another translation of Good News, this one in Portuguese! (You can find this and other translations in the Resources menu on the left.)
Check out a new video, "Pastor Fernando on Church Planting in Brazil."
Good News for You
Good News for You has been published in more than 100 languages. Read why Danny Johnson (DOM in Little Rock, Arkansas) uses Good News for You. A leading Hispanic pastor, Emilio Castillo from Tulsa, Oklahoma says, "Good New for You is the easiest to use and most effective tool I have ever seen for getting people saved."
The purpose of the book is to bring people to authentic faith in Christ. The book can be studied alone, with a counselor, or in a group. The lessons are based on the Gospel of John.
A new 8x11" edition is now available, with Scripture printed on the right side of the page.
You can order this church planting resource from Church Growth International Mention this web site to get 20% off the regular price
Church Planting QA
"Pauline” “pithy” and “practical” characterize this web site ministry. You will meet great servants of God who have walked the walk for a long time before they began to talk the talk. You will be blessed as you read the answers to relevant and practical questions given by men of God who speak from their wisdom and years of experience.
When the Lord led me to write a book on church planting, I aimed for practicality and understandability, not scholarliness. That will also be the nature of this church planting website. The goal of this ministry is to give practical answers to church planting questions in a way that will equip readers to do rapid, responsible, reproducible church planting that can bring about unhindered Kingdom expansion.
Enter a committed believer, exit a confident church planter.
Charles Brock, Church Growth International, Church Planter
Thank you to all the church planting experts who have agreed to join me in this ministry:
• Thomas Wade Akins, International Evangelist, Church Planter
• Dennis Blackmon, Brazil Home Mission Board
• Keith Eitel, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
• Gregory Frizzell, founder and president of Gregory Frizzell Ministries
• John Fulks, Global Theological Seminary Uganda
• Stan May, Professor, Mid America Seminary, Church Planter
• J.D. Payne, The Southern Theological Seminary
• Jerry Rankin, former President of International Mission Board
A word of thanks to Church Growth International for sponsoring this program. On CGI’s website you will find resources that have been developed to fill a real need in the midst of church planting. The sun never goes down on the ministries of CGI.