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3. Church planting and conversion:

What to convert to?

As we were evangelizing in Madrid I started to think: ‘what do we do with people that actually convert to a faith in Jesus as Christ? Do we train them to follow the rules and rhythm of a church service? Or do we actually want more than that? How do we prevent people from becoming a passive Sunday christian of which there are too many? Is there a way to teach people to have a daily relationship with Christ and a deep fellowship with fellow Christians?

As I was reading about church planting I was pointed at different points of view of a conversion. This has much to do with the way we think of church. Peter Wagner describes 2 different approaches to conversion that he borrowed from a missiologist Paul Hiebert (P.Wagner, Church Growth and the Whole Gospel, p158). Continue reading 3. Church planting and conversion:

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1: The great commission in a Spanish Context

In a way Jesus is telling us to get out of the church and worship Him in and with the world. Especially in Spain but in the whole western i i think it is time to be a disciple of Jesus primarily and show other people how to be one. In the great commission Jesus says “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Math28:19). I learned that originally the imperative, Continue reading 1: The great commission in a Spanish Context