2014 December Newsletter by Pastor David Kaufmann

December greetings from the Kaufmanns

“Reach the Nations”

A December Newsletter from Pastor David Kaufmann

I have titled this newsletter “Reach the Nations,” because this theme has gripped our family’s heart over the last three years as we have started City Church Network. The psalmist says it so beautifully, “Declare his glory among the nations his marvelous works among all the peoples!” (Psalm 96:3)

By God’s grace, City Church Network has grown to 13 house churches with over 15 different nations represented. This past year, we have labored to establish elders in our church and to train up healthy, reproducing disciples. Our vision for 2015 is that each house church will plant one new church. This achievement would give us an impact among over 500 people in south Nashville. We have trained leaders in Atlanta, Louisville, Huntsville, Birmingham, and at two national conferences this past year. In all, we have trained over 300 leaders in the vision of disciple making and church planting.

Let me share some updates about the Kaufmann family. David has enjoyed traveling and encouraging church planters with the Berean Fellowship. Rebekah is now in her second year working at Lighthouse Christian School and helping lead worship at church. William is now in his senior year of high school and pursuing his college studies next year. Gracie is in eighth grade and full of life and loves helping her younger brother. Noah just entered Kindergarten and is so proud he can spell his name!

As we press forward, we continue to need partnership and financial investment in the mission of God here in Nashville and beyond. Last year, we raised $12,000 from our December newsletter. My prayer is that, through your generosity, we will be able to raise $20,000 this year. We now have multiple ways you can give to the mission of God. Will you prayerfully consider partnering with us financially at the end of this year through a generosity gift to help us fund the missionary work of this specific church network?

You can send us a check payable to “City Church Network”: 313 Lawndale Dr, Nashville, TN 37217.

Or, you can click the “Give Online” button below and give a gift through our website.

May the LORD richly bless you,

David Kaufmann

Give Online Now!

New Podcast with City Church Network

Engaging Missions Podcast

Greetings, online family!

Please click the link above and listen to Bryan Entzminger with Engaging Missions interview our pastors: David Kaufmann and James Harvey.

We recorded a 45-minute podcast with Bryan a few weeks ago. His radio show is a great way to learn about what missionaries are doing all around the world.

Keep making disciples of all nations until the whole world hears!

Summer 2014 Internship

CCN Summer 2014 InternshipClick to download .PDF Internship Promo

Vision: Our vision at City Church Network is to equip men and women as harvest field strategy coordinators. This year, our summer internship includes the following:

  • An accelerated training in our C5 training course.
  • A home stay for interns with a missionary family.
  • Urban ethnographic research training and experience.
  • Church planting team experience
  • Training in evangelism, disciple-making, church planting, and leadership development.
  • Training in prophetic prayer and healing/deliverance ministry.

Internship Summary:

This is a volunteer internship program. Each applicant will be responsible to raise the necessary funds needed for their housing, travel, and sustenance needs. City Church Network will provide all training and harvest field resources.

Cost: $2,500 ($1,000 housing, $1,000 travel/food, $500 ministry expenses)

City Church Network will:

  • Recruit a local missionary family with whom the intern will live.
  • Train each intern as a strategy coordinator for harvest field missions.
  • Assign a harvest field team on which the intern will serve and assist.
  • Supervise each intern throughout the week.
  • Train each intern over the course of the Spring 2014 semester
  • Help each intern connect with harvest field opportunities after the summer internship.

Contact: James Harvey, 615.506.4091, jph356@gmail.com

CCN Update

CCN Update

Enjoy this latest update from David Kaufmann and James Harvey.

Updates:

  • Six new believers, several of which are Nepalis from a Hindu background.
  • 31 college students from Taylors FBC on mission
  • Berean National Church Planting vision meeting this week
  • $14,000+ raised for our 2014 missionary mobilization budget!
  • Plans for missional and training trips to other countries.
  • The levels of leadership according to the 50-5-50 USA network
  • A prayer of blessing

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Get in touch with us! Facebook.com/citychurchmovement

Merry Christmas from City Church Network

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from City Church Network!

Dear Friends and Family,

Seeing one person come to Christ is cause for celebration. Seeing three generations baptized into Christ is historic. And that’s exactly what happened the last Sunday in August at Mill Creek. Three generations of a family from Nepal committed their lives to Jesus. Dahl and his wife Chali, nine adult children, and several grandchildren all gathered that day at the river to be baptized as the angels rejoiced. This is what our network is all about – life change!

2013 Nashville Nepali baptism

It is with great joy that I send you this letter for the work that God has given us at City Church Network.

Our church, City Church Woodbine, has expanded its vision to be called City Church Network. Our vision is to see a movement of healthy disciples and churches. We now have over 200 people worshiping Jesus in Nashville from 17 nations in 25 Bible studies. Bible studies where disciples are being taught the Scriptures in their heart language. This year, by God’s grace, we were able to see 156 people come to repentant faith in Jesus, and 46 of those were baptized, from over 12 nations!

We continue to develop resources for the global church. Our blog has been visited by individuals in over 137 countries with over 13,100 views since the first of the year. We are also targeting four strategic cities in the United States and hope to develop a City Church app that can be used on phones all over the world with our training materials.

I can honestly say this year has been one of the most fulfilling and fruitful years of ministry for the Kaufmann family and City Church Network. As God has been doing great things in our ministry, He has also done great things in our family. During the last 12 months, we were able to go with William and Gracie to east Asia and Costa Rica to train our children in loving and reaching the nations for His glory. We were able to host a son from Thailand named Chris Patakasak. He is graduating this year from Lighthouse Christian School with a vision to go back to his country to spread the gospel.

Friends, would you take a moment to thank God in prayer for what he has done for the Kaufmann family and for City Church Network? Then, would you prayerfully consider making a generous gift to our ministry?

Your Christmas at-year-end offering will go to:

  • Fund 20 pioneer missionaries here in Nashville
  • Send missionaries to the unreached from our church to the world
  • Develop training resources for the global church

Thank you for your partnership in the advancement of the gospel in Nashville among the 1.2 million people that live in our city that do not worship Jesus Christ.

Please mail checks to:

City Church Network, 313 Lawndale Dr, Nashville, TN 37217

Will you join my wife Rebekah and me as we pray and as we give? My prayer is that God will provide $100,000 in gifts through this 2013 offering. Gifts that will tangibly help us reach about 10,000 lost people with the gospel next year!

For HIS fame,

David Kaufmann

Kaufmann family 2014

50-5-50 Vision For North America

50-5-50 Network

Welcome to the 50-5-50 Network. This network was birthed by E3 Partners missionary Jeff Sundell based on the reality of vast lostness in North America and the need for multiplying disciples, leaders, churches, and networks.

The 50-5-50 vision represents:

  • 50 U.S. cities in the next…
  • 5 years (by 2017) will have…
  • 50 Master CPM and DMM trainers in each city.

Click to download Master T4T Trainer .PDF

Five Levels of Leadership

Level 1: Faithful Sower – faithfully and fruitfully sows the Word of God among the lost and disciples new believers to have the potential to be reproducing.

Level 2: Church Planter or Disciple Maker – doing L1 plus forming new believers into an autonomous group.

Level 3: CPM Coach or Disciple Making Movement (DMM) Coach – doing L2 plus multiplying disciples and releasing authority to the 1st/2nd/3rd generations.

Level 4: CPM Master Trainer or DMM Master Trainer (MT) – doing L3 plus training independent Church Planters or Disciple Makers thus multiplying groups.

Level 5: Strategy Coordinator (SC) – independently engaging a population segment, and has multiple streams of CPMs and/or DMMs.

What is a Master Trainer (By Nathan Shank)

The Master Trainer has witnessed generations of church starts within his own network (CPM) and is willing to train other existing networks to do the same.  By empowering such experienced actioners to ‘give away the kingdom’ we draw upon all the manpower resources of existing churches mobilizing them toward a multiplied harvest.

Master Trainers have the role of a mentor, coaching the network through multiple touches, toward multiplication.  They are able to diagnose church health, identify emerging leaders and spiritual gifts, and recognize and correct barriers with scripture often present within church tradition.  This is a kingdom minded multiplier!

Click to join the 50-5-50 network!

For more information, please e-mail us: woodbine4thenations@gmail.com

E3 I Am Second Nashville Expedition

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E3 I Am Second Nashville Expedition

Click to download .PDF flyer

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