We love our story because it’s God’s story. He’s writing it through the men and women who start and reproduce churches.
The story of NewThing began about 10 years ago when Dave Richa approached Dave and Jon Ferguson, co-founding Pastors of Community Christian Church, sharing how he felt God was leading him to plant a church in Denver, Colorado. You see, Dave and Jon always believed God had led them to plant Community Christian Church and that Community would be a church that would prayerfully move through three progressive, momentum-building phases:
Phase 1: IMPACT CHURCH
Phase 2: REPRODUCING CHURCH
Phase 3: MOVEMENT CHURCH
Each of these phases were built into Community becoming a reproducing church movement that would prayerfully help 100’s of thousands of people find their way back to God! However, when their Student Ministry Director came to them wanting to plant a church, it tested whether they wanted it to start now. Long story short: Dave Richa did plant that first church and so birthed NewThing, our church planting network.
And graciously, God is turning vision into reality through NewThing as we seek to live out our mission of being: a catalyst for movements of reproducing churches that are relentlessly dedicated to helping people find their way back to God.
Since that time, NewThing has grown to over 250 churches on four continents. We invite you to join the story of what God is doing at NewThing.
So jump in with us as we seek to fulfill the Jesus Mission!
God has given us a BIG vision to start movements of churches across the world. In January of 2015 a group of NewThing leaders gathered in Nairobi, Kenya and planned our global strategy.
By 2020 we will have...
- 10,000 reproducing churches in NewThing.
- Train 40 Global Residents per year.
- A leadership resident in EVERY church.
To make this vision a reality, we will need to pray in new ways. We also need to partner with church planters, churches and networks across the globe.
If that's you, let's talk!
We are attaching our 2016 & 2015 Annual Report so you can celebrate with us. Through Him, we are catalyzing movements of reproducing churches and beginning to see the global efforts of that! Imagine the exponential effect of hundreds of reproducing churches all over the world. That is what makes our hearts beat fast!