Vision Churches International is...

"Passionate for Harvest, Multiplying Community, Sharing Life together"

 

Nick and Karen's passion: To encourage, coach, resource and develop leaders so ministry multiplies.

The dream: Igniting Church planting movements: particularly in Europe & NZ.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT:  my NEW BOOK - MULTIPLICATION is out.  (edition 2).

‘Multiplication’, will expand your paradigm from not just planting pregnant to planting networks of churches. It will ignite something fresh in you as well as give practical tools for planting churches that plant churches. This timeless book will encourage and move you to rethink the best long term way to fulfill the Great Commission that Jesus gave to us. ‘Multiplication’ clearly outlines why the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. 

Below are some of the 20 pus endorsements... 

In this book, Nick has captured the essence of the greatest challenge the church faces. Planting churches is a critical component in spreading the Good News, not everyone can do it personally therefore it’s all the more important for those who can, to get started. May be you’re not the one to lead the plant? Labourers, prayer warriors and supporters are all essential for a plant to succeed, everyone can get involved, read this book and learn how and why.

Wayne Swift
National Leader, Apostolic Church Australia.

 

With 4 decades in Christian Ministry and a vast range of experience, the one topic that I think sums up Nick’s passion and all he lives for is ‘Church Planting’. Multiplication is therefore a book that he is probably more qualified than any to write and one that I believe all leaders should read and allow to shape their future ministry.

Joel Fryett
Senior Pastor Hope Chapel NZ. C3 Church Global

 

Any book that inspires us to look at engaging in new pioneering endeavours is always a winner in my eyes. This book does exactly that. The challenge to have a vision to see multiplication take place through church planting endeavours will encourage many. It is an apostolic mandate  that will both  motivate and challenge individuals and networks to think beyond their present expectations.

Fraser Hardy
LinkNZ Network

 

I have had the privilege of knowing Nick since his first church plant many years ago, and through to today Nick is the ultimate church planting practitioner, not a theoretician. What you read in “Multiplication” has been tried and tested and proven to be effective and fruitful, and will serve as both a “how to” and a reference book along the journey of planting. As a fellow church planter, I hugely respect Nick for both what he has accomplished in church planting, and as a skilled communicator in the art and work of church planting. 

Lloyd Rankin
National Director, Vineyard Churches Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

 

Nick and Karen are itinerant ministers with C3 Churches Global. 

Nick Klickenberg has made an invaluable contribution to Christian ministry in New Zealand and beyond for many years. Over these years, he has learnt many valuable lessons which the wise will be eager to heed. I commend Nick and his works to you as being highly beneficial resources for the Christian leader and all who aspire to usefulness in evangelism, church planting and Kingdom work.

Ps. Phil Pringle.
President - C3 Global.

 

Pastor Nick Klinkenberg has a long and impressive track record of fruitful ministry, both within a local church and across the wider body of Christ. When he speaks (or writes), the wise will listen (or read).

Ps. Steve Burgess.
Senior Pastor, South City C3, Christchurch NZ. Regional Overseer, C3 Pacific

  

Nick's proven leadership skills and practical insights have been forged over many years in the hot house environment of the local church. His passion for church planting remains unabated and his words will light a passion within you for this essential Kingdom task.

John Finkelde.
Founder of Grow a Healthy Church, Australia. 

 

 

Statement of Belief

  1. The one true and living God who eternally exists in three persons in unity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  2. The Divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scripture.
  3. The original perfection of creation; the inherent corruptness of humanity through the Fall; the necessity of repentance and regeneration by grace and through faith in Christ alone, and the eternal separation from God of the finally unrepentant.
  4. The virgin Birth, sinless life atoning death, triumphant Resurrection, ascension and continuing intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ, His Second Coming, and eternal Kingdom reign.
  5. The justification and sanctification of believers through the finished work of Christ, their security as they remain in Him, and their future resurrection in an incorruptible body.
  6. The Sacrament of Baptism by immersion, and of the Lord's Supper.
  7. The baptism of the Holy Spirit for believers with supernatural signs, empowering the Church for its mission in the world.
  8. The gifts of the Holy Spirit for the building up of the Church and ministry to the world.
  9. Christ's leadership of the Church through the ascension ministries of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, for the unity, maturity and growth of the Church.
  10. The privilege and responsibility of wise stewardship of all that God has given, including the practice of tithing to the local church.
  11. Marriage is ordained by God in scripture for the exclusive union between one man and one woman, for their mutual help and comfort. 

The 5 Heartbeats of VCI: S.M.A.R.T.

These are the non-negotiables. Key values that define who we are.

Supernatural
We are a Pentecostal Church Movement.
Signs, wonders and miracles are the norm.
2 Cor 12:12; John 14:12-14.
Multiplication
We see that multiplication of churches and movements is God's purpose. We see that Church planting is the best long-term evangelistic method under Heaven.
Matt 28:19-20; Eph 3:20-21; Acts 1:8.
Apostolic Leadership
The following are a few of the qualities of apostolic leaders: Pioneers. People who are able to break through. People of Faith. People in whom the supernatural takes place regularly. Team players. People who show humility and are teachable. People of integrity.
Eph 4:11-16
Reaching the lost
Lost people really matter to God.
Matt 28:19-20; Luke 4:18-19; Luke 15; Luke 19:10; Acts 1:8
Training, Development and Discipling
Passing on biblical truths and a lifestyle that does what Jesus wants us to do, is essential to multiplication of churches and movements.
Matt 28:19-20. Eph 4:11-16

 


If you want to financially support Nick & Karen their account details are:
Bank: Westpac
Branch Name: Victoria Street
Bank City: Hamilton, New Zealand
Branch number: 03-0318
Account number: 0882461-00
Swift code for Westpac NZ: WPACNZ2W


nickklinkenberg.com - Nick's blog on church planting