As New Ground, we are committed to equipping leaders and churches to reach out to the communities they are a part of as well as to see the Kingdom of God grow. We take seriously the command in Mark 16 to ‘go into all the world and preach the gospel’. As Spirit-filled believers we have a high call to take the message of Jesus to our neighbours, local communities, nation and to the ends of the earth.
There are generally two ways in which churches are planted:
Strawberry plants — this is where an existing local church starts another congregation that begins to meet in a different venue in their existing town/city or into a different town/city in their nation or even a different nation. Under this model the existing Eldership remains responsible for the new congregation and many things like finance and other practicalities can be handled by the sending church leaving the plant free to focus on establishing themselves and growing.
New plants — this is where under apostolic oversight and prophetic direction, a group of people are gathered, equipped and sent to a particular town or city or nation to begin a congregation in that place. Although the group will need clear leadership from the beginning, elders will be appointed as and when the time is right.
Therefore New Ground as a family of churches will church plant either through existing local churches reaching out through the 'strawberry plant' method with the apostolic oversight and support of Dave Holden and the New Ground team or we will gather a group of individuals who want to be involved and plant them into a strategic city as God directs.
If you would like to get involved in church planting either now or at sometime in the future then please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org as we would love to find out more details and how we can help / support you.