Church planting ministry reaches critical mass.

By February 14, 2007

International (MNN) — 'Critical Mass' describes the
greatest number of people needed to trigger a phenomenon by the exchange of

Global Advance's David Shibley says they've hit it
with the growth of their ministry. "That which took us, literally, a
decade to do, from 1990 to 2000, really began to gather steam in the year
2000.  It has continued to accelerate until now, there will be over 100
conferences this year."

This month alone , Shibley says Global Advance is holding 18
conferences.  They'll be in Thailand, Colombia,
India, Kenya, Bolivia,
Liberia, Cameroon and Congo.  That's stretching his team a little thin,
isn't it?  Not at all, Shibley
replies.  He says what's really exciting
about the growth is that 25-percent of those conferences are led by national
church leaders. 

Simplistically, Shibley says it's a 'lead and disciple'
concept.  This year, they're not only working to equip pastors and
marketplace leaders, but they're also adding the final component of the
Shibley says they are the: "…wonderful pastors wives, who have been
neglected, especially in the developing nations of the world. Now, we are
encouraging and equipping them, turning them into a prayer force in their

Please pray.  He's
urging believers to feel the needs of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ
around the world, many of whom are struggling economically. Shibley notes that
many of these national church leaders are rich in faith and can live
courageously for the Gospel,  but they
sometimes need support.  Click here if
you can help.

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