What guides and directs us

in fulfilling our vision to accompany and accelerate churchplanting in France.

 

We are fully convinced that France is a mission field ripe for the harvest, ready to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ in a local church context.
We thus are committed to taking part in the national churchplanting effort, in a spirit of peaceful partnership with other denominations, so as to give every citizen the opportunity to hear and to see the gospel fleshed out by believers in local communities filled with the grace and love of God.

The M4 France leadership team: people with a passion

to see the Kingdom of God progress in France!

Glyn Hackett

France

National M4 Leader, France

Former "Development officer" of the Baptist Federation (FEEBF), pastor of Strasbourg Baptist Church

Former "Development officer" of the Baptist Federation (FEEBF), pastor of Strasbourg Baptist Church as of August 2016. Glyn has worked in churchplanting in the Paris area. He loves outreach and encouraging Christians to be witnesses where they are at.

Francis Dognon

France

Assessment coordinator

Churchplanter with the FEEBF in Lisieux, Normandy and head of the "La Source" church network

Churchplanter with the FEEBF in Lisieux, Normandy and head of the "La Source" church network, Francis Dognon is on the M4 national committee and is Assessment coordinator. He is married to Diane, they have 4 children. He heads up a network based around the church he planted in Lisieux and oversees 4 other churchplants in the region, as well as a community café. His heart beats to see the nation evangelized via exponential churchplanting!

Patrick Deneut

France / Belgium

Coaching Coordinator

Patrick is the "coaches' coach". He has a long and wide experience in church planting in different cultures.

Patrick is the "coaches' coach". He has a long and wide experience in church planting in different cultures. He has served in Canada, Rwanda and Belgium, and as a pastor in Marseille. He also serves the Baptist Home Missions Board. He and his wife Ria have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.

Christine Kling

France / United Kindom

Logistics manager

Despite being French, Christine is sent to us by the Baptist Missionary Society (BMS) of Britain!

Despite being French, Christine is sent to us by the Baptist Missionary Society (BMS) of Britain! She also is a trainee pastor. She shares her time between the Baptist headquarters in Paris and a church in the Parisian suburbs.

M4 can assist in planting new churches,

thanks to the "ABC" program used on a local level.

Assessment

In order to have healthy and successful churchplants it is vital to find the right churchplanters. A married churchplanter needs the full support of his/her spouse. With our assessment programme, we spend time with the churchplanter and his/her sp...

In order to have healthy and successful churchplants it is vital to find the right churchplanters. A married churchplanter needs the full support of his/her spouse. With our assessment programme, we spend time with the churchplanter and his/her spouse before starting the M4 process. Three areas are assessed: Calling, Character and Competencies.  You can take our online assessment in with these two links.

Basic Training

M4 France Basic Training takes place in several ways.

  • Our Swiss friends have translated the M4 manuel, on sale for 12€ - contact us to purchase it (contact details below). There are 2 tomes; at the time of writing we are still awaiting...

M4 France Basic Training takes place in several ways.

  • Our Swiss friends have translated the M4 manuel, on sale for 12€ - contact us to purchase it (contact details below). There are 2 tomes; at the time of writing we are still awaiting the second tome which accompanies the 3rd & 4th gatherings. Everyone involved in the M4 process must read these books.
  • We also have an online learning environment, Growdly.com, where churchplanters and their teams can watch training videos, do practical exercises and get help from coaches in the churchplanting process.
  • Finally, we have four Learning Communities over the course of 2 years. Each gathering focuses on a different topic in the churchplanting process. At the end of each weekend, all teams create an action plan that will guide their church over the next 6 months.

Coaching

Church planting is hard work ! To help planters in this process we provide monthly coaching. Our coaches help to encourage the planter, as well as to challenge them in their work: coaches review the action plan and provide feedback and critique on...

Church planting is hard work ! To help planters in this process we provide monthly coaching. Our coaches help to encourage the planter, as well as to challenge them in their work: coaches review the action plan and provide feedback and critique on progress. Coaching helps to raise the effectiveness of church planting more than any other aspect. Coaching for M4 France is led by Patrick Deneut.

What is M4?

M4 is built around the ABC's of church planting: Assessment, Basic Training and Coaching. Assessment is both online and via an in-depth interview, and helps leaders find the right candidates - who then also have a deeper understanding of their gifting. Our basic training provides a rich, interactive learning environment, where planters and their teams produce practical action plans. Coaching then helps teams take their plans from dream to reality. The process lasts 2-3 years. The content in the training platform has been developed from 30 years of church planting experience in the European context, and is formed around four topics: Master, Mission, Multiplication and Movement.

Events and gatherings

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2017
M4 module 3

M4 module 3 in Saint-Lunaire

11
Nov
2016
M4 module 2

M4 module 2 in Saint-Lunaire (Brittany)

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If you want to learn more about our events,

please write to: developpement@feebf.com or consult our internal webpage

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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