Radio, and organic church planting

Posted on February 18, 2012


The video below was made in 2001, but it’s the best I’ve found to explain what is beginning to happen around our Pacific Partners radio ministry in the South Pacific Islands. (Note: beginning to happen. It is becoming well established in Tonga and starting in the Solomon Islands.)

What is happening now in the Islands, sprang from our lack of the human resources (money, expertise, structured programs) normally relied on to start new ministries. 

As local ministry continues to develop, the minimum resources and structures necessary to maintain the movement are initiated locally, and then only in response to what the Lord is already doing organically. 

Radio church planting

Community Radio is such a wonderful tool for organic church planting. If used correctly, it stimulates hunger for the things of Christ in its listeners that begins a ‘seeking’ movement. Then, as that movement begins to establish itself in small discipleship fellowships, the radio provides the daily programming necessary to maintain biblical integrity.

Video: Church Planting Movements

In 2001 the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptists made this video about the almost spontaneous multiplication of new disciples and new churches that was occurring in several parts of the world.  As they examined these movements, which they call church planting movements, they found several features common to each. These features are also apparent around our radio stations in the South Pacific Islands.

This video documents some of what they are seeing. For a longer, 12 minute version of the video exploring the principles involved, check out their site  and find the video, Like A Mighty Wave in their search engine.