Partnership

Discipling a nation is a huge vision, bigger than any one person or organization. Though our vision is great we have never felt that we are capable of fulfilling it on our own. We understand that we are only part of the harvest force, and a very small part at that! If everyone in the Czech Republic is to have the opportunity to hear the good news and see it lived out among them through a local church or small group, then partnership is not optional.

The Basis of Our Partnerships

Our partnerships are driven by theological conviction on the one hand and practical considerations on the other. Theologically, we are devoted to working with the entire body of Christ. We desire to serve all churches: the conservative and the contemporary, the existing and the emerging, the denominational and the independent. Our only criteria are to collaborate with evangelical partners. Our partners believe: (1) the Bible is the Word of God, and (2) peace with God, the forgiveness of sins and the hope of eternal life, are through faith in Christ alone. This is the basis of our unity. In essence, we are kingdom-minded.

We also believe it is the responsibility of the church to plant churches. That is why we facilitate church planting partnerships. Local churches in the States help churches in the Czech Republic plant churches; some churches in Eastern Europe have even helped churches in America plant churches!

Practically, we are committed to working collaboratively. The diversity of the body of Christ is necessary if we are to facilitate church multiplication that leads to church planting movements, movements that saturate the region with healthy small groups and local churches. Since this vision is bigger than one person, church or organization we must partner with others. By partnering and collaborating we take advantage of the church’s diversity.

Characteristics of Our Partnerships

There are various ways to partner with projekt Zet. You can learn more about that by selecting opportunities in the sidebar link on this page. Yet every partnership has something in common. They all focus on planting a church or helping a church become healthy so it can plant churches. Every partnership is unique but they share some common characteristics. In the last fifteen years we have learned about healthy partnerships.

  • Healthy Partnerships Are Mutual. It is important for the partners to identify what they have in common. Shared vision and goals make it is possible to work together.
  • Healthy Partnerships Are Meaningful. Excellent partnerships are strategically successful. Partners target specific objectives and evaluate themselves accordingly.
  • Healthy Partnerships Are Relational. Relationships are as important as shared vision and common goals. Genuine care and concern, compassion and commitment bond the individuals in the partnership together.
  • Healthy Partnerships Are Reciprocal. The partners benefit one another and offer what the other needs. Each one gives and receives something of value.

Would you like to participate in something that is bigger than yourself or your church, something of eternal value? Do you have a passion to do something that is theologically sound and practically effective? Are you up to a challenge that will change you, your church and the destinies of others? If you are, then contact us so that we can discuss the possibilities and potential of partnership in the Czech Republic.

New & Noteworthy:
  • Brian and Don are on home ministry assignment for one year Pray for us as we travel, sharing what God has done in, through and around us these last four years in the Czech Republic.
  • Discipleship Essentials a workbook for discipleship triads and quartets as been translated and published. Last year it was field tested with groups from the Ichthys congregation in Litoměřice.
  • Transforming Discipleship a companion to Discipleship Essentials is translated, printed and ready for distribution.  This book explains the rationale and approach behind discipleship triads and quartets.

projekt Zet exists to facilitate the transformation of Christian disciples who serve and gather others into healthy  fellowships that reproduce and transform their oikos for the glory of God.

To read more on our purpose and strategy, click here

Discipleship Essentials is a discipleship workbook for use in triads, small groups or one-on-one. The balance of this relational and rational approach to discipleship is a welcome addition to the Czech mentors toolbox.

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