From the 2017 Annual Report.
The Power of Church-Planting Churches
Over the past 17 years, CTC Europe (CTCE) has contributed to planting more than 140 churches in 43 cities, developed a network of 300 leaders across the continent and helped create five regional sub-networks and 12 city networks. Building on this foundation, CTCE entered a new phase of development in 2017. A new Executive Director and Board of Directors will help ensure the affiliate reaches self-sustaining status within the next few years. Training hubs have been, or are being, created in 10 cities. And network leaders project as many as 400 churches will be planted in the next decade.
A snapshot of this impact can be seen in Edinburgh, Scotland. Nine years ago five churches in Edinburgh came together to talk and pray about reversing Christianity’s decline in their city. They formed an informal network and planted six churches (two of them replants). They also set out to plant new churches in cities across Scotland. In addition to forming a training hub to develop dozens of church planters over the next few years, the leaders in Edinburgh have joined forces with leaders from other UK cities to form a regional network that will catalyze church-planting movements in cities across the nation.
65 leaders from 27 cities attended the first European Network Leaders Forum in Rome
18 leaders attended Train the Trainer in Madrid, a first for the city
After several years of developing relationships with leaders in Moscow, the first CTC-supported church launched
5 church planters or trainers from Czech Republic, Italy, Scotland and Ukraine were trained at the International Intensive in NYC
The first European-based Executive Director for CTCE was recruited and appointed
For leaders who can plant more churches, lead networks and deliver the training and coaching needed to develop a gospel movement in Europe
For a culture of generosity among churches and business leaders so that European church plants can attain self-sustainability and the movement will be funded
For churches to be effective in reaching poor, working-class and immigrant communities
“With the support of CTC, we are beginning to see a movement of church-planting churches emerge. We are excited that from the Edinburgh church plants CTC initially partnered with in 2010 there are a number of daughter churches planted and planned. We look forward to these churches becoming grandparents in the next few years!”