Planting churches is our ultimate goal at International Partnerships. Our teams work in the regional capitals with populations of 350,000 to 4,000,000, where there are very few evangelical churches. Our vision is to plant vibrant, multiplying churches where every believer will be challenged to be involved in ministry according to their gifts.
Seventeen churches have been planted since 2000. Currently eleven churches make up the network of IP churches in Ukraine.
Two churches have been started in homes in ***stan, because Christians there are not allowed to meet publically. In this majority Muslim country many barriers impede the Gospel process of hearing, understanding, believing and then joining a local church, but the Lord is at work!
Everything that the International Partnerships’ staff does has as the ultimate goal the planting and growing of churches. There are usually 2 to 3 times more people involved in outreach projects and in Bible discussion groups than there are who attend Sunday services. However a majority of regular attenders are engaged in Bible discussion groups, which foster spiritual growth and serve in effective outreach.