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Notes from the day one CPLF meetings about African American church planting

 

Church Planters Leadership Fellowship is a gathering of church planting leaders from around the world, to talk, listen, pray, and learn how to be more effective in our church planting mission.  This conference's topic is African American and urban church planting.

CPLF Notes for 8/1/13

Carl Ellis:

All people have core concerns:  life defining: social, cultural, and personal

  • ·         sub dominant cultures (African American) aren’t having these core concerns met

differences in theology:

  • ·         Anglo: sign statements of faith
  • ·         AA: committed to more ethical concerns

all attempts to address these needs by AA community failed

 

Candace Lewis:

facts for AA church planting:

  • ·         average attendance = 37
    • o   doubled by 4th year
    • o   1st year faith commitments = 16
      • §  between years 4 and 5, new commitments takes its biggest drop
      • ·         their own building by 5th year
      • ·         contemporary worship style
      • ·         church planter working 60 hours a week for the plant, above their other job
        • o   69% had an outside job
        • o    
        • ·         formal education: 66% with a Bachelor’s; 45% with a Master’s
        • ·         48% had a sponsoring/mother church
        • ·         funding: first year: outside: $22k, inside: 33k

it takes a long time to become self sufficient: 50% by fifth year, 60% by tenth year

 

Summary:

* major drop in attendance and money in year 4

* should do a major review in 3rd year!

 

Panel discussion: Stacy Hilliard, Candace Lewis, Leroy Fountain, Wy Plummer, Carl Lewis

insights:

  • ·         African American churches do not have a planting structure – nor are church planting

Affinity group Q&A: Ed, Carl, and Stacey

  • ·         need to be intentional about finding African American planters and leaders
  • ·         AA are the best at mentoring future leaders, but the worst at releasing them!

Olu Brown: Atlanta church planter: Impact Church

Impact Apps

  • ·         embrace the technology
  • ·         focus on ministry and mission
  • ·         make small group connections
  • ·         do worship differently with secular and sacred

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