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Church Planting Research Report: interim results released

May 11, 2011

The Nova Research Centre has been an active partner in an important new research initiative that is likely to prove of enormous benefit to the missional church planting community in Europe. Nova’s Director, Darrell Jackson, has been working with lead researcher, Tim Herbert of Syzygy, on a report due in its final form by mid-2011. The Report has been commissioned by with the intention of establishing a directory of church planters and mission church thinkers and practitioners across Europe.

Over 1,000 individuals were invited to contribute to the project and a total of almost 400 have provided information to date. The Interim Report features their initial responses and begins to set the broader context for church planting in each national context. A copy of the Interim Report will shortly be made available.

Leader researcher, Tim Herbert, has been presenting the findings of the research to the Church Planting Network currently meeting in Budapest for the HOPE II conference. This is a unique resource and is being made freely available to interested individuals. It is not comprehensive but it is the largest database of its kind yet to be compiled. Tim Herbert hopes that other church planters present at HOPE II will provide their information and highlight others who might be encouraged to take part. This is still possible by completing the online survey at

You can read Syzygy’s news release at

HOPE II blog and twitter stream

May 6, 2011

We’ve just finished our interim Report on Missional Church Planting in Europe, ready for its first outing next week in Budapest – just under 90 pages with the details of 330 or so church planters in Europe drawn from the over 1,000 we’ve contacted during the course of our research.

In Budapest, from Monday 9th-Friday13th May, five hundred participants gather for two days of plenary followed by meetings across a variety of specialist Networks. I have a plenary session ‘Face the Facts!’ taking a look at several key indicators bearing on mission in Europe. I’ll be posting a copy of the presentation on the blog shortly before the presentation. It’ll be available for immediate download.

We’ll be reporting on the events as they unfold and will update our blog, twitter feed and Facebook as frequently as we are able. Stay tuned!