What leads us forward

is the dream of seeing followers of Jesus creating multiplying fellowships all over Norway.

 

Those who are involved in M4 Norway stand together with 15 different denominations and organizations with the goal to see 400 new, multiplying churches planted within 2025, and train 4000 team members in the plants. M4 is one of the tools that help church plants succeed so that all people in Norway may be touched by the Kingdom of God, through strong and healthy fellowships that communicate the Gospel of salvation for all people. We want to work side by side with leaders and church planters from different denominations and organizations. We want to create meeting places for mutual learning, give vision and training to fulfill the mission.

M4 national leadership group

is made up of people passionate to see new churches being planted in our nation.

Øivind Augland

The Evangelical Lutheran Free Church of Norway

National leder for church planting in the Evangelical Lutheran Free Church of Norway

Øivind 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 lead the development of M4 training for churchplanter 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 expanding of the Kingdom (Nehemiah 3:1f) and to train people who can train other in a life of grace and truth (2 Thimoty 2:2). Øivind is married to Linda and they have four children.

Janne Våje Nielsen

The Salvation Army

Church planter and coordinator for church planting in The Salvation Army in Norway

Together with a team, Janne planted The Salvation Army in a neighbourhood in Oslo since 2011, and functions as a pastor of the church today. She also holds a positions at head quarters where she coordinates the work for church planting in Norway. Janne has been on the board of DAWN Norway in a five year period, and was the conference secretary for SENT Norway conference in 2014. Janne is 31 years old, soldier in the Salvation Army and lives in Oslo.

Jarleif Gaustad

Norwegian Lutheran Mission

Leader for the development of fellowships in NLM. Jarleif works with development of new and exsisting fellowships in NLM.

Jarleif has worked as region leader for the children and youth department in the east-region. He has also been part of re-planting a NLM fellowship in Follo - now a growing church. Jarleif is passionate about seeing young people take part in planting new missional fellowships.

Jens Kåre Lindal

Evangelical Free Church

Churchplanting coachin in the Evangelical Free Church. Jens Kåre is part of the national team for church planting in the Evangelical free church in Norway which has a vision to plant 20 new churches by 2020.

Jens Kåre planted Vågsbygd Evangelical Free Church in Kristiansand, which after only a few years planted another church on Flekkerøy. He has been a key person in the expantion of the Evangelical free church in the Kristiansand area. 6-7 new churches has been planted within that context over the last few years. Jens Kåre is married to Karianne and they have 3 children.

Britt Solveig Spilde

Youth With a Mission and Mission Europe

Britt Solveig leads Mission Europe - a nettwork of missional fellowships that work with church planting in Norway and Europe.

Britt Solveig is passionate about reaching new people with the gospel. She leads 2:42, a new church plant in Skien. And the School of Missional fellowships, at the YWAM base is connected to this plant. Several missional groups is established within the 2:42 nettwork, and they work on establishing more in different cities. Britt Solveig is married to Kjetil.

M4 Norway can make a good start for new plants

through offering some tools.

Assessment

We believe that everyone can be a part of a team planting a new church, but that it takes something special to lead a new plant. The assesment is a tool that helps identify who has what is required to succseed as a leader for a churchplant. An ass...

We believe that everyone can be a part of a team planting a new church, but that it takes something special to lead a new plant. The assesment is a tool that helps identify who has what is required to succseed as a leader for a churchplant. An assesment interview is set to 3 hours with a leader, an assistant and a observer. Prior to the interview the candidate does a self assesment through filling out two forms. The assesment focuses on these topics: Calling, Character, Chemistry and Competance. You can take our online assessment in English here in two parts:

Basic Training

M4 Norway basic training has different layers.

  • All the teaching is compiled into two books: Master and Mission (red book), Multiplication and Movement (blue book). It is expected that everyone who goes through the process read these tw...

M4 Norway basic training has different layers.

  • All the teaching is compiled into two books: Master and Mission (red book), Multiplication and Movement (blue book). It is expected that everyone who goes through the process read these two books.
  • An online e-learning plattform has been developed: Growdly.no, where planters and their teams can learn and develop. Here you can watch the teaching videos, do assignments, evaluate yourself and more.
  • Finally, we have four Learning Communities over the course of 2 years. Each Learning Community focuses on a different topic in the church planting process that planters and their teams need to learn about and process. Finally, the teams create an action plan that will guide their church over the next 6 months.

Coaching

To plant a church is hard and time-consuming work, therefore we consider coaching to be key in this process. A coach meets with the planter once a month. A coach both challenge and encourage the planter and meet witht the team one time between eac...

To plant a church is hard and time-consuming work, therefore we consider coaching to be key in this process. A coach meets with the planter once a month. A coach both challenge and encourage the planter and meet witht the team one time between each week-end gathering in the M4 process. There has been developed an M4 coaching manual, and we can offer some coaching training, but we want to see coaches from the denominations and networks that the team is planting from.

What is M4?

M4 is built around the ABC's of church planting: Assessment, Basic Training and Coaching. We have created an online form for assessment that helps leaders find the right church planting candidates. Our basic training, the core of M$, 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 it formed around these four topics: Master; Mission; Multiplication and Movement. Matthew 28:18-20

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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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