by Aaron Taylor
This week we will focus on one of the church planting methods that Every Community for Christ (ECC) uses, Village Church Planting (VCP). We'll see why it was chosen and how modern missionaries use it.
What is Village Church Planting?
Village Church Planting is a subsection of the Into Africa Project, a ministry of One Mission Society (OMS), and the official church planting method that is used in a majority of African villages. The process was developed in order to evangelize and plant churches in unreached villages in Africa.
Hundreds of men and women are coming to the saving work of Jesus Christ through this training-in-ministry process so often adopted by many ECC church plants.
How is it used?
Associated with VCP is a goal called The African Challenge. The end goal of The African Challenge is to have planted a church in every village in Africa by the year 2030. In order to do this, VCP relies heavily on the youth of African villages to lead an evangelical pursuit in their own context. Through coordination and training, churches all over Africa are spreading like wildfire. The VCP church planting method is specifically targeted for use throughout Africa, but that isn't to say that it couldn't be used elsewhere with a little adaptation.
Since its conception, VCP has planted more than 42,500 churches throughout Africa, and nearly 5,500,000 members have committed their lives to Jesus Christ.
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