CHURCH

CHURCH PLANTING

SEWA operates on the principle of spiritual multiplication. Each missionary trained by SEWA is required to plant a church, disciple, and shepherd this church until a mature body of believers is established. Then they must train a few members of that church for church-planting work.

SEWA’s primary call is to fulfill the Great Commission by planting healthy, reproducing churches among the unreached and unengaged peoples and by raising up indigenous leaders who eventually lead church planting movements in each cultural or geographical group.

SEWA wants to build Churches with a parsonage where ever possible. So far the lord has given us more than 20 established churches, 200 house churches and still many churches are in the formative stage. SEWA uses Education, Health care, Community reformation programs, Vocation specific training programs and Self-help livelihood programs in these villages to speed up the Church planting process as it works with the principle that anything which happens under the umbrella of SEWA has to ultimately result in Church planting.

We follow a simple method to classify them into 4 categories namely Evangelism Point (EP), House Church (HC), Emerging Church (EC), Established Church (ESC).

Evangelism Point (EP): EPs are fellowships which meet atleast once a month in place with or without baptized believers.

House Church (HC): HCs are fellowships which meet once in a week or atleast twice in a month in any place with 5 baptized believers.

Emerging Church (EC): ECs are fellowships which must meet once in a week in any place with 6 to 15 baptized believers.

Established Church (ESC): ECs are fellowships which must meet once in a week in any place with 15 baptized believers. Atleast 1 Bible men (mature believer or elder who can assist the Pastor), 2 Elders and 1 Treasurer.

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