Church Planting

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What do you mean when you say Church Planting?

When Jesus gave the Great Commission, the book of Acts reveals that what the Disciples understood as completing that command was to plant churches. The Bible teaches that we also should take the gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the Earth. Today when we hear that, we often think: short trips to see a different country. "Mission Trips" are great and serve a purpose, but at Connection, when we think about taking the Gospel where it isn't, we think about Church Planting. So whether that is taking the gospel into our local communities or sending missionaries throughout the world, we understand the message of Jesus is for anyone and everyone.

The Connection Network

The Connection Network is our family of autonomous churches partnering together to plant 50 churches by 2050. The network exists to train leaders to plant, grow, & multiply gospel-centered churches. We do this through a process we call our church planting residency. This is where we bring in a potential church planter, train and develop them as a leader, teach them everything we know about planting a church, and send them out with funding and a church planting team to help them launch the new church plant. For more information please visit the website.

How do we care for people locally?

There are times when people within our church deal with difficult circumstances and need our help. Our Connect Groups offer people an environment to learn, grow, and care for each other. So, when people come across tough situations, it’s their Connect Group that rallies together to help. If you’re not currently connected in a Connect Group and want to be, please follow this link to learn more or sign up.

What about those outside of the Church?

Every member of the body of Christ has a role to play, and we believe we are better together. There are great organizations and ministries that serve people in incredible ways in our communities and each year we partner with these agencies financially so they can continue reaching and serving more people. We don't believe we have to do it all at Connection, and when we see organizations meeting real needs in our communities, we want to come alongside and support them in their efforts. Each year we also send mission teams to various places like Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and more. These trips take place various times throughout the year and last anywhere from 7 to 10 days. We also partner with ministries like Cafe 1040 to connect people who feel called to become full-time missionaries abroad.

What is the One & One Project?

The One & One Project is how we fund the majority of our church planting efforts in both our local community and throughout the world. One & One is an extension of a Christian's generosity, and we invite you to consider this as a place for giving in a recurring way. Wondering how? Check out our One & One website for more details on how we’re changing our communities.

Upcoming Fundraising Opportunities

Dominican Republic

October 16, 2022 to October 22, 2022
Dominican Republic
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Engage Global

February 24, 2023 to February 26, 2023
Minneapolis, MN
Engage Global is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing missions training and coaching for local churches to engage the unreached world. Through teaching sessions and group discussions, participants study God’s global thread throughout Scripture (from Genesis to Revelation), with a focus on understanding God’s Word, God’s World, and God’s Work. Groups also learn about major religions, belief systems, and practices throughout the world; and how to be cultural learners through simulation activities in class, and through interactions with different culture and language groups at local markets.
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Dominican Republic

March 12, 2023 to March 18, 2023
Dominican Republic
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