Impacting the city is an important goal for any church, but Assemblée Chrétienne Mulhouse (ACM) is looking beyond to reach the entire nation of France. The primary way they plan to do this is through raising up and sending out church planters from the church to reach other parts of France. One thing we've learned is that for a church to plant and grow in France, it must be led by a French person. Internationals can start a church and have a growing, thriving church, but it won't be filled with the French. It will be filled with other internationals. So raising up and training native French believers to go out and make a difference for Christ in their country is a powerful way to spread the gospel. We are excited to be a part of this process of building into the people who will be on the front lines of God's movement throughout the country. They will need as much training and support as possible to be ready to handle such a difficult spiritual climate.
Another way we will be supporting national efforts will be through creating resources and trainings that can be distributed or brought around the country to other churches or ministries. Some of this work might be in creating videos or brochures, websites or social media campaigns, and writing curriculum and then training other churches around the country in spiritual formations principals, effective communications, or other topics in which God has given us experience and training. This aspect is the most exciting part of our ministry because the possibilities are limitless. We are excited to see where God will take us once we get settled into Mulhouse and start to explore where God wants us to go on a national level.