What Are Church Planting Movements?

A Church Planting Movement is a rapid multiplication of indigenous churches planting churches that sweeps through a people group or population segment.

Some Definitions

CHURCH: A local group of baptized believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who gather regularly for worship, nurture, and fellowship; and who depart the gathering endeavoring to obey all the commands of the Lord Jesus Christ.

CHURCH PLANTING: The process of winning individuals and families to Christ through any and all means that effectively communicate to the culture, then gathering them and baptizing them into the Body of Christ for the purpose of doing church.

CHURCH PLANTING MOVEMENT: Local churches within a people group rapidly and regularly planting multiple new churches within the same people group as a normal part of being and doing church.