New Life Fellowship of Churches has a clear vision and strategy to plant 500 churches from 2016 to 2020. We are going into our third year of this project and now have about 250 congregations in Cambodia with a strong movement in progress and churches being planted each quarter. Since 2016 we have planted more than 150 congregations.
New Life categorizes churches into four categories:
- Evangelistic Outreaches. These are locations where we are just reaching out to. They usually meet in a house and have a few people gathering to hear the Gospel. Our evangelist may be visiting house to house and there is no formal church meeting.
- House Church. A house church is usually in a village with a bi-vocational pastor and anywhere from 10-30 people. There are weekly believers’ meetings and small evangelistic events.
- Mature Village Church. If the house church grows and the pastor shows himself capable of planting more house churches or they consistently run out of room, we will help the church build a shelter which seats up to 50 or more. If they continue to grow we try to find them land and help them construct a building. A Mature Village Church will usually have a building and full ministries, including more church planting.
- City Churches. Most village churches will be limited in the number of people the reach and ministries they provide. Most village churches’ vision is limited to their locale and are limited by the leadership level of their pastor. A City Church is larger by it’s nature and has the potential to have more influence. The strategy for the City Churches is to be a “hub” and resource for the village churches in its area.
This proposal focuses on supporting City Churches and presents the “City Church Package” and is also requesting support for four of our City Churches in 2018.
New Life Fellowship of Churches Cambodia currently has seven city churches and we have targeted three more cities to launch in 2019.