church planting

Healthy, living organisms grow, mature, reproduce, MULTIPLY.  It works for humans.  It works for fish, birds, insects and animals everywhere.  It works for plant-life.  It’s just natural for all living creatures.  And it’s a sign of health for believers and churches. Life Christian Fellowship has a rich history in multiplication, as we’ve sown into leaders, missionaries, and church planters throughout our history. As we continue to live out our mandate to multiply, it is our desire to start three new churches in Delaware County over the next five years. This is the heart behind the Multiply Initiative.

The Kranjecs

The first work will take place in the Havertown community, just fifteen minutes north of Springfield, and will be led by Pastor Alex Kranjec and his wife, Jaclyn.

After serving at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, MO, Alex and his wife Jaclyn moved back to the Philadelphia area in 2010.  After serving as Worship and Creative Arts Pastor at Calvary church in Wyncote, PA, they responded to the call of church planting.

Alex and Jaclyn are partnering with Life Christian Fellowship in the planting of a new church in Delaware County. They are also working with a church planting network called the V3 Movement.

Alex has a B.S. in Digital Media Communications from the University of Valley Forge, M.A. in Practical Theology from Regent University, and is an ordained Assemblies of God Minister. Jaclyn has a B.S. in Religion from Liberty University. Both Alex and Jaclyn live in Havertown, PA with their two beautiful daughters, Anna and Sarah.

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The Mill church "dinner church"

This November, The Mill Church will pilot monthly public gatherings we’re calling “dinner church”. Jesus was known for eating. He ate at Matthew’s and Zacchaeus’s house, he fed the large crowds, he instituted the Last Supper, and had a meal on the road to Emmaus after his resurrection. The dinner table, however, wasn’t just a neutral setting or minor detail, but rather an intentional strategy of Jesus; to gather the saint and the sinner, eat together, share the good news, and expect divine things to happen! In a society where the average meal is eaten in twelve minutes, this ancient strategy just might be one of the most needed in our culture today. Dinner Church is a place for both Christian and skeptic to find a seat around the table, a place to slow down from the fast pace of life, and a place to explore and process life through the redemption story. We’ll eat, sing, pray, and talk about Jesus together. These monthly gatherings are also a great opportunity to explore the Mill Church further. Acts 2:42 says, “they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” This was how the first century church was started and this is our strategy today.

Why we plant churches