Serious about being a Movement

Adventist leaders in Kenya are serious about being a church planting movement. Almost 500 leaders, pastors and members – all committed to planting churches – participated in a week-long Church Planting Conference (14-20 April 2013) with Peter Roennfeldt as guest speaker. ‘We cannot continue doing mission in the way we have done it!’ declared Paul Muasya leader of the 750,000 Adventists in Kenya. ‘Each year all church leaders in Kenya participate in planting another church,’ says Samuel Lumwe, Adventist Missions Coordinator for the country and co-organizer of the conference. ‘This conference was organized to equip all to equip others – to cultivate a multiplying movement!’

Elkana Kerosi, Mission Director for East Central Africa, co-taught a church planting workshop with Peter Roennfeldt. Members of this workshop developed specific plans to plant over 100 new churches as well as equip other planting teams. Fifteen specialist workshops, each of 10 hours length, equipped participants to multiply plants among people groups such as hearing impaired, postmoderns, other world religions, prisoners, and street dwellers.