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Harvesters International Ministries oversees the global church planting and discipleship effort, co-ordinating with our partners and strategising the best way to implement the distribution of Bibles, appointment of National and Hub Leaders, arranging travel and transportation of materials and trainers and establishing new projects in different countries. Below is some explanation of our church-planting model and the projected church-planting and training activities planned for the next three years. Click HERE to see how you can contribute to the global expansion of the Kingdom.
Harvesters International Church Planting Forecast
The Hub Church centrally unifies a collection of churches - including those of trained pastors and the pastors in training - within a days walk from. A Hub has the potential to grow up to 40 churches. The goal is to saturate an area with churches, ensuring that everyone in that community has access to a church. The farthest point from the Hub church should not be more than one days travel, by foot, bicycle, donkey or any other means of transport there may be.
The Hub Church is the central church – where the Hub leader is based Churches are planted from this church. Pastoral training takes place at this church
A District is made up of a collection of Hubs in any given area – usually 10 hubs. A district leader is appointed who oversees these hubs.
A Province of a number of districts has a Provincial leader, and a National Leader oversees the full development of the hub structure in that country.
1. Hub Leaders are appointed by Harvesters
International Ministries representatives
2. We provide the necessary training at no cost to the
Hub Leader. Hub Leaders are required to prove
their understanding and application of the training to
be able to begin their church planting process. This
º Practical application
º Church planting techniques
º Strategy and goal setting – prayerfully planning and keeping a journal. This is done with a calendar
and map to plan outreaches, church planting dates and future progress
º Steadfast endurance - We teach our Hub leaders to ‘stick to their plan’ and to remain committed to the
dates and goals that they have set. Timing – we advise our Hub Leaders to plan their church plants
6-8 weeks apart.
º Mapping – drawing a map of his region of which the outer edges are one days travel from the centre.
º Setting Goals
3. Wheels for God’s Word, our ministry partner, provides the Hub Leader with evangelism training in the use
of the ‘Heart of Man chart’. Equipping Hub leaders to confidently go into a neighbouring villages and
present them with the Gospel. Hub leaders will in turn train their student pastors in the use of this
evangelical tool. Thus every church planted becomes a church planting church. This is how a hub works
4. The Hub leader is required to plant 10 level 1 churches.
5. We limit them to plant 10 churches within a day’s travel away from their church They then teach student
pastors at level 1 to plant 3 churches each The success of the Hub is not
measured by how many churches are planted by the Hub Leader but
rather how many churches are planted by the student pastors.
6. The Hub Leader needs to understand the value and need for planning
ahead. He needs to plan strategically how his Hub would grow to 40
churches. With this plan in hand, his mind, prayers and efforts are
focused toward a goal. we encourage our Hub leaders to plan
everything on paper and to keep a journal of how things are developing.
7. Evangelism – now that the foundations and planning is done, an outreach
to a neighboring village is planned and executed. With their
‘Heart of Man Chart’ and any other tracts or materials they may have they share the Gospel door-to-door,
in the market places, under the trees and wherever the opportunity may arise. The new churches are
made up of born again believers and every care is taken to ensure that all new members have truly
received Salvation and are on their journey to discipleship.
8 .The follow up process begins. The Hub leader will then disciple, encourage, teach and guide the new
student pastors according to our methodology. Every Sunday new material, which is available in our
training books, will be preached and taught in these new churches.
9. Hub Leaders instill an Evangelical Vision and passion into the newly planted church to prepare them to go
and plant a church on their own.