Ministry & Leadership - Spring 2017 - 34
THE PURPOSE OF THE CCP IS
TO BECOME A NATIONAL AND
INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE FOR
THE PLANTING OF REFORMED
CHURCHES COMMITTED TO THE
AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE.
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"We are so pleased to see how God
has opened the doors for the CCP
here in Charlotte," Dr. Kruger says.
"We believe that the Great Commission moves forward most effectively
the planting of new churchMNA has helped raise money for the
CCP through its Antioch Fund.
es. And we want those churches to
be planted by pastors who love ReThe CCP is working with MNA to
formed theology, believe in the power
launch an annual Church Planting
of preaching and have a heart for the
Readiness Seminar at RTS-Charlotte,
to help students explore their suitabilCharlotte provides fertile ground
for the CCP. With a metropolitan
ity for church planting.
population of 1.8 million, a worldclass business and professional comThe two organizations are working
together to help place RTS-Charlotte
munity, a vibrant and growing urban
graduates in various church planting
center, a rich cultural heritage, and a
diverse mix of people groups in need
of the gospel, the Queen City provides
church planters prepared by the CCP/
MNA staff member Jim Hatch serves
MNA partnership with endless opporon the CCP advisory board.
tunities for ministry.
The idea for the CCP originated in a
discussion between Jim and Dr. KruFor more about the CCP at RTSCharlotte,
ger, with Jim proposing Dr. Hawkes as
Dr. Hawkes and Dean Faulkner met
with Jim and other MNA staff members to consult on what to include in
the training program.
finishing his Doctor of Ministry degree at RTS-Charlotte.
Dr. Hawkes outlines some links between the CCP and MNA: