There are many strategies for starting new churches that have been used throughout the ages. The Austin model is one we developed after intensive research evaluating what would provide the highest chances for a new movement to gain momentum and permanence in a short amount of time. You might notice that the plan includes the concept that plant congregations should be using their resources to sow the seeds for future church plants. As such, we see this as the beginning of a new system that is replicating. In time, this system will serve as the key force for establishing New Church Congregations at a level we have never been able to accomplish using an endowment driven model. This new model while initially supported by endowment, ultimately will be funded by other successful church plants. He hope you will help us kick the tires of this model through dialogue and sharing your insights for how to start new churches. Special thanks go to Mac Frazier for the countless hours devoted to this project. Lets plan to have a grand celebration of his efforts at the Salt Lick barbeque joint just south of Austin.
Finally, our prayer is that we can use this natural tool to serve the Lord in His vineyard for we ultimately recognize that while we till the soil, the Lord alone provides for germination and growth.