Here are just a few of the testimonies of the impact that this training has had on individuals around the world!
The following two testimonies are from a couple brothers in Zambia, Africa. You can see clearly how the Holy Spirit is working there.
"The days we were together were different from all the days in my life as the Holy Sprit was speaking and ministering to me, revealing our mistakes we were making when planting churches. We have served the Lord for more than 25 years pastoring and planting churches. What we learned was so unique and very challenging. I truly regretted the wasted years we spent not doing everything with the owner of the church, Jesus Christ. The material in CPM for God's plan to planting churches is really a changing life. We missed Jesus way and again we could not apply Paul's way but adopted the Western world system. May the Lord have mercy on us. The manual is fully packed with all that can bring a change. Thank Holy Spirit, thank you To God be all the glory."
"My testimony is, from the time finished the teaching about the church planting, a change started to take place inside me and l started to recall my past work which l actually considered to be done in vain and l regret because the foundation was not as l have learnt. I have noticed that all the years l spent doing the work of God was really nothing ,how l wish l could go back and do it in Paul's way. I thank God that the change has started with me so that others may emulate from me and then the church will indeed have a biblical foundation. My change will also affect my family which will influence the church and the community. We would like to translate the material into our local language if God provides the needed funds for translation.Tim, please do not take long to come back."
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “This training manual has been a turning point in my ministry. After getting to know and understand what God wants from me as a church planter, I now follow the plan of God. He is building His church today from district to state and from state to another country. I recommend all church planters to know the plan of God for building His church. This manual can help you discover that plan.” —Santosh Makal, Church Planter, West Bengal, India, and Bangladesh
“Your manual is clear, complete, and useful. We train church planters in Ho Chi Minh City with this manual.” —Pastor and Church Planter, Vietnam
“God has used [this manual] to change my life and given the men around me a deep root in the Scriptures. Our church is acting more like the one that the Scriptures talk about and many are blessed because of it.” —Ken Auer, Businessman and Pastor, Raleigh, North Carolina
“I can now say this is next to the Bible in relation to the church and its ministry. You ask how and why? I say, ‘Because it takes the reader to the Bible itself to discover the super- cultural, timeless and biblical principles in establishing new churches.’ This manual is a tool God can use to empower you to discover the process God wants you to follow.” —Pastor and Church Planter, Myanmar
“The last ten years, I studied and applied this biblical philosophy in my life and ministry. When I studied and used this manual in the ministry, I went from an educator to biblical church planter.” —Mari Daniel, Church Planter, Karnataka, India
“By the end of the book each participant will have his own Bible-based, church planting strategy. The training method used to teach with this manual is very simple. Each ques- tion presented makes the participants rely on the Holy Spirit and answer in truth from the Bible. The best thing about the manual is it is very practical.” —Ramesh Sapkota, Church Planter, Former Attorney, Nepal
“Participants who work simultaneously through this training resource are most likely to discover God’s biblical strategy for church planting as well as their individual direction for planting churches.” —Phil Largent, President, IMD International, Denver, Colorado