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August 23, 2018

2020 VISION GROUP MEMBERS NAMED

Members of the 2020 Vision Group have been selected in response to the General Synod 2018 recommendation. To learn more, please go to https://rca.org/news/2020-vision-group-members-named
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August 23, 2018

RCA APPOINTS JILL VER STEEG AND RANDY WEENER TO NEW ROLES

The RCA’s aim is to establish 500 stand-alone church plants in Canada and the United States, 200 global church plants, 200 micro churches (led by a volunteer or bi-vocational pastor to reach a specific subgroup of the community), and 100 multi-sites. Churches will be planted in Brazil, Nepal, Kenya, India, Hungary, and other countries where the denomination already has partners. ...
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Luke 9:13-17

We believe God is calling us to be a Classis comprised of 25 ministries and 5,000 disciples by 2025! We are a small classis with very limited resources – we don’t have enough – how can we take on such a big vision? I’m sure this is how the disciples felt. Just like us, they did not have enough fish or bread to feed the crowd. But Jesus did the multiplying. In Central Plains we need to be trusting, available vessels for Jesus to do His work.

CENTRAL PLAINS CLASSIS UNVEILS NEW VISION

After much discernment and prayer our Multiplication Team presented:

God is Calling Central Plains Classis to be a classis of:

25 Ministries and 5,000 Disciples by 2025.

Currently we are a group of 13 churches with 2,688 total members.

So, the vision is a MAJOR CHALLENGE. God is calling us to be a people of “MUCH FRUIT” (John 15:5).

God is calling us to be the people HE created us to be–committed to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19)

CURRENT CHURCHES

The vision calls for all our existing 13 churches to grow at least by 5% annually.
The growth is to be by reaching new believers.

The calling is to increase adult baptisms and confessions of faith.
The challenge is for churches to be kingdom focused and outwardly directed.

The opportunity is to develop effective discipleship ministries.

CHURCH & MINISTRY PLANTING

The vision calls for us to begin new churches and ministries.

The most effective way of reaching new believers is by planting new churches.

Our geographical area includes some major unreached towns and cities.

The challenge is to resource this effort with funds to resource the new work.

The opportunity is for some of our existing churches to parent a new church

A CALL TO PRAY

All of us are called to pray for God to empower His vision.

Prayer will be the foundation of this movement.

God is the only one who can provide the success of achieving this vision. We are called to be faithful and obedient.

Prayer not only calls on God’s power but centers us in what we are suppose to do.

CALL TO GIVE GENEROUSLY

In order for us to be faithful to His vision we need financial resources.

Luke 9:12-20 demonstrates that if we give what we have God will multiply those gifts to satisfy all.

All of us are challenged to discern what the Lord is asking us to give toward this vision.

A full “share” is $4,000 per year for seven years.

Some of you may feel called to give far beyond that.

Others may be led to give a smaller portion.

The KEY IS THAT WE PRAY-DISCERN-OBEY and GIVE what the Lord asks of us.