At our 2013 Church Planter Training event in Hyderabad, India, pastors Anil and Dayani Kumar shared that their church’s lifetime goal is to plan one church (along with medical care and educational facilities) in every one of the 70 villages that are in their district. They are the largest church in the only city in that district, so they felt that they have a responsibility to all the villages around them. So far, they have planted seven churches.
I had to ask myself the question, “What are Bear Valley’s 70 villages?” We are not constrained by location as they are. We can travel the world, and if the DFW Metroplex was a country, we would be the 29th most wealthy country in the world with a GDP over $400 billion. So, we are in the process of developing 70 permanent ministry partnerships (“villages”) both at home and around the world.
— Pastor Lee
“To whom much is given, from him much will be required.” Luke 12:48