Jesus said, “… I will build My church and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18b
We have a passion to see communities of Jesus followers established. Jesus is building His Church in The Earth and using many different people to do so. We desire to see church communities established throughout the nations of the world. We believe that a local church that is missional, relational and Holy Spirit filled is the key to touching local communities all over the world with the power and love of Jesus Christ.
Our strategy is to see outreaches develop into small groups of believers discipled to care for one another and continue to reach out. As several small groups emerge in local areas they develop into church plants as local leaders are raised up from within the group. One of our ongoing commitments is to mentor and resource these developing leaders as they receive direction and vision from God. We also encourage these young church leaders to connect to a broader family of churches were they can continue to receive input and life giving relationships. We believe that no church plant, no matter it’s size should stand isolated and alone.
There are three Dove South Africa Teams that facilitate the strategy for a church planting movement in the Southern Nations of Africa.
- Outreach Team
- Discipleship Team
- Apostolic Team
We believe that the great commission will be fulfilled through Prayer, Evangelism, Discipleship and Church-planting. Those called by God to see the Kingdom of God grow in this way are among our highest priority to mentor, equip and empower. Our joy is to raise up and support those called to church planting. There are many opportunities to plug into the activity of these teams. We are always looking for faithful workers to get involved as the Lord leads.
Ministry Interns are encouraged to join in these teams and come along side of church planters to support new church planting works. If you are considering missions for 1 or 2 years and would be interested to help church planting find out more about our Ministry Internships here.