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Join Winfield Bevins as he interviews Øivind Augland and Raphael Anzenberger of Exponential Europe. In this interview, Winfield discusses with Øivind and Raphael the new church movements that are happening all over Europe. Small seeds of the Kingdom are beginning to take root and new churches are sprouting in many different cracks. Listen to this encouraging interview exploring church multiplication in the "post-Christian" West.
Øivind Augland, CEO Exponential Europe. Øivind defines the mission of his life by two terms: “side by side” and “multiplication”. “Side by side” means serving to and with both men and women of all generations; both denominations and organisations; both nations and the entire continent. It also implies ministry to church, society and business. “Multiplication” points to multiplying of the Gospel, disciples, leaders, churches, and systems that will go far beyond their first cause. Øivind is married to Linda and they have four adult children – two sons and two daughters. As their family grew, they planted two churches and Øivind started a Bible school and three small businesses (Persolog.no; xpand.no and simplylearn.net). He has been ordained as pastor by Evangelical Free Lutheran Church in Norway and has pastored Hånes Church from 1997-2001 and then again from 2018. Øivind has led the national movement for church planting in Norway (Sendt Norway) which initiated both M4 processes and NC2P church planting movement in Europe. In 2018, together with Jürgen Eisen, he launched Exponential Europe. Øivind has received his formal theological education at Ansgar University College and Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society. He is also a licenced master trainer in “Persolog” personality profile and has been trained in personal development, leadership, team- and organisational leadership. As a family they did Family DTS (2000) and Family Ministry School (2008) and have trained couples for more than 20 years. Currently Øivind provides leadership to both M4 Europe and Exponential Europe, continues to serve in Hånes Church and, together with his wife Linda, leads a disciple house of seven young people in Kristiansand, Norway.
Raphael Anzenberger, Contextualization Team - Exponential Europe, imago Dei: President and CCO, Adjunct professor of Intercultural Studies (CIU, FLTE) and doctoral supervisor (CIU, Asbury), Lausanne Movement: scholar in residence for the Church Planting Issue Group, NC2P: co-founder of the European Think-Tank on National, Exponential Europe: consultant and speaker.
National Church Planting Process Website: https://www.nc2p.org/
Expo Europe Website: https://exponential.eu/
This episode can also be found on Youtube for a special video release interview. You may watch the video interview here: https://youtu.be/5NC51SwCZ7k
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