These are the things that define us and lead us

in fulfilling the vision of igniting multiplying church planting movements all over Europe.

The church planting vision

We believe that church planting is God’s initiative and that it’s Christ himself who builds His church. Therefore authority of the Bible is essential for the content and message of M4. We believe church planting has to be done through prayer, worship and discipleship to Jesus Christ. We also believe that God‘s presence and action in our life and ministry is more important than strategies, plans and methods. We want to see a multiplying movement of missional churches, leaders with a Kingdom mentality that seek relationships first and are open to changes and improvement when they walk into the future together with God and His church. To learn about our values, click here.

The european leadership team of M4 has

the vision of igniting multiplying church planting movements all over Europe.

Øivind Augland

NO Norway

Øivind is the founder of M4 and part of the M4 Europe leadership team and the leader of M4 in Norway.

He is a pastor and church planter with the Evangelical Lutheran Free Church of Norway. He is a board leader of the national network for church planting SENDT Norway. From the context of Norway he leads the development of M4 training for church planters and their teams. He is the founder and owner of Xpand Norway and Persolog Norway. Øivind’s call in life is to bring young people, generations, leaders, churches, denominations and nations side-by-side to increase the expansion of the Kingdom (Nehemiah 3:1f) and to train people who can train others in a life of grace and truth (2 Timothy 2:2). Øivind is married to Linda and together they have four children.

Jiří Unger

CZ Czech Republic

Jiří Unger is the General Secretary of the Czech Evangelical Alliance. Since 2012 he has been leading M4 in The Czech Republic.

M4 in The Czech Republic has provided rainings for 29 church planting teams from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. For many years, Jiří has also served as the President of the European Evangelical Alliance and has been a member of the European Leadership Forum Steering Committee. He is elder in a Free Evangelical Church in Prague 13. He and his wife Michaela have 4 sons.

Theo Bunescu

RO Romania

Theo is the national leader for Romania and also part of the M4 Europe leadership team.

Theo is a church planter as well as a consultant and coach, both in the church world and in the corporate world. He is the founder and CEO of Advance OÜ, a coaching and consulting company, and he is also a consultant with Strametz & Associates LLC, an HR-consulting and leadership-development company in Germany. He is part of the leadership board of the M4 church planting organization, assisting leaders in implementing M4 in new nations. Theo is the husband of the most wonderful Merle, the father of Samuel, and the son of Petre - the second most influential person in his life and a follower of Jesus Christ.

Craig Hamer

EE Estonia

Craig is the national leader for Estonia and the administrator for M4 Europe.

Craig is a pastor and church planter in Estonia. He is the administrator for M4 Europe. Craig is also part of the M4 Estonia leadership team. Craig’s passion is seeing people grow in their faith and reach their full potential in the kingdom of God. Craig is married to Reena and together they have 4 children.

ABC's of Church Planting.

A training and resource platform, offered by passionate people.

M4 -briefly

M4 is built around the ABC's of church planting: Assessment, Basic Training and Coaching. We have created an online & interview system for assessment that helps leaders find the right church planting candidates. Our basic training allows for, not just for content, but a unique environment for planters and their teams to guide them during the first 2-3 years of their church plant. Coaching, conducted by experienced planters and leaders, helps teams take their plans from a dream to reality. The content in the training platform has been developed from 30 years of church planting experience in the European context, and is formed around these four topics: Master; Mission; Multiplication and Movement.

All power

Jesus is the Master with all power. Everything starts with God’s power and with His calling and commissioning.

Jesus is the Master with all power. Everything starts with God’s power and with His calling and commissioning. The church is Jesus’ initiative and dream, confirmed in his statement: “I will build my church.” He is the one who calls, gives vision, sends, empowers and forms a group of commited people to fullfill his purpose in their community.

Go therefore

Being a church planter is about being on God’s mission. Church planting is mission. If a church doesn’t reach out to new people, in 3-5 years’ time it will still have the same group of people it started with.

Being a church planter is about being on God’s mission. Church planting is mission. If a church doesn’t reach out to new people, in 3-5 years’ time it will still have the same group of people it started with. Many church plants have ended up as small, introverted groups that no longer reach out to the lost. Church planting is about planting the Good News in a geographic area, culture, and/or ethnic group, with the goal of reaching unreached people with the Gospel, and also to impact the society around them.

Make disciples

Jesus is seeking the lost with a desire to transfrom them into followers of Him. He is multiplying followers, workers and disciples. This is a challenge for all churches, but this is especially true for those of us who work in church planting.

Jesus is seeking the lost with a desire to transfrom them into followers of Him. He is multiplying followers, workers and disciples. This is a challenge for all churches, but this is especially true for those of us who work in church planting. In the long run, all growth is dependent upon creating a culture of discipleship. If new people do not grow in obedience to Jesus Christ, the church will not grow and will be the same group that started the church just 3-5 years ago.

See, I am with you

See, I am with you all days. The second command in the Great Commission is to see. See Jesus. He is in the centre of our mission, our security and hope - and our opportunity. He has a purpose in our world: To cover it "with the knowledge of Him".

See, I am with you all days. The second command in the Great Commission is to see. See Jesus. He is in the centre of our mission, our security and hope - and our opportunity. He has a purpose in our world: To cover it "with the knowledge of Him". He is with us and personally involved in doing what He said He would do through us: "build His church". He wants to see His life and influence impact and multiply in His world. We believe this can happen in Europe and we pray that a movement of multiplying church planting will happen again. All teams that are part of M4 are challenged to plan and prepare so that what they are planting now can be multiplied in 3-5 years. This would then lead us from simple addition of churches to a multiplying movement.

Events

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Mar
Pănicel, Braşov

Lansarea M4 Romania

09
Jun
Kristiansand, Norvegia

Întâlnire anuală M4

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E-learning

Church planting is a difficult endeavour and very time consuming. Training is on-going and needs to be flexible and portable. M4 uses Growdly.com, an e-learning platform specifically designed to build church planters and their team through the first two years of their church planting process. Check it out today at Growdly.com.

Want to know more?

M4 is always looking to work with passionate national leaders all over Europe. If what we have shared on this page is of interest to you and the church planting work in your nation, please contact us here. We can offer resources such as books & video teaching as well as consultation to help make a church planting movement a reality in your nation.

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