The Church Planting and Multiplication Commission
Planting and Multiplying Healthy Churches which Convert Non-Christians into Christians
In obedience to God, the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America has challenged the
new province to plant 1000 new congregations in the next five years. The Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh pledges to provide the highest proportion of that number that God wills.
We expect to see God unleash the multiplication of these new congregations within the ACNA, and set in motion a movement that will yield an ever-greater harvest in years to come for the Glory of God. A benchmark for an effective harvest will be new attendance of which one-half have never heard nor responded to the Gospel message.
We fully believe that God has called us to this mission movement, and are wholly committed to the raising up of a multitude of new leaders who have the character, competence and confidence to start new congregations. Church planting is the most effective form of evangelism, and merits the prayer, time, energy and resources necessary to create a culture where such leaders are recognized, developed and released.
This work requires the engagement of every parish in the diocese. To that end, the Church Planting and Multiplication Commission (CPMC) will be the primary strategic source to engender the participation of these congregations. We shall advance God’s Kingdom by equipping, empowering and encouraging the birth of healthy, multiplying churches, and collaborate with one another to help fulfill that vision.
The diocese shall be divided into church planting networks. Initial networks will be: Northern Tier, Mountain Churches, City Churches, Southern Kingdom, Urban Missions and Beyond the Burgh. Networks will normally be demarcated by geography, but may also be organized by ministry style, relationship groups, or some combination thereof.
CPMC membership is comprised of: