New Start Church Planter Process
Your story, our story…
The Great Commission challenges all followers of Jesus to invest their heart, soul and purpose into making disciples. This viral transmission of the gospel of love, grace and hope is not only to capture our hearts as Christ followers but our time, resources and passion
We believe that if enough followers of Jesus in NSW and the ACT lived their lives and express the gospel with mercy, justice, friendship, hope sharing and generosity, they could change the fabric of our culture.
This conviction lies at the heart of Gen1K.
1000 healthy churches in a generation
Our shared goal
A few years ago the Association of Baptist Churches in NSW & ACT agreed together, with God’s enabling, that the legacy we would like to leave the next generation would be a tripling of the size of our movement to 1000 healthy churches by 2050 (the ‘Gen1K goal’). GEN1K is a bold goal to expand the Kingdom of God in our state and territory.
This would see existing churches (your church) continually renewed for gospel mission, and many, many new churches birthed. Not just to have more churches, but to see lives transformed by the gospel and society changed for the better. This goal will encompass several areas of ministry if it is to be achieved.
Encourage the development in our movement of a culture of prayer that underpins all our activities.
Facilitate the development of closer mutual relationships, deeper trust and partnerships between churches, the Baptist Ministry Centre and the affiliated groups.