“The Western world is officially a mission field and is in dire need of an apostolic movement.”
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Dr. Fretwell is passionate about reaching urban environments with the gospel, discerning culture, revitalizing and planting churches, diaspora communities and is always pressing into ethnography, demographics, psychographics, church planting movements, and much more.
Matt Fretwell is an Assistant Professor at Regent University in Virginia Beach, as well as an adjunct professor in several universities creating and teaching courses in church planting, revitalization, missions, leadership, cross-cultural contextualization, and biblical interpretation.
Matt serves on the Lausanne Church Planting Issue Network Team and is the 2nd Vice President of the Eastern Region Evangelical Theological Society.. He is the author of over 10 books including the new three-volume Multiplying Jesus (2022) series by Kendall Hunt Publishing and Church Planting By Making Disciple-Makers (2020).
Matt holds a doctorate in reproducible disciple-making and has designed several practicums with the compulsion for reaching global converts coupled with the North American church’s decline and failures to make disciples.
Dr. Fretwell’s ARC strategy is a three-phase evangelistic-mission based reproducible disciple-making practicum. The REAPSOW training contains seven apprentice-style practicums that are highly adaptable and teachable. REAPSOW utilizes cutting-edge missional engagement with first-century biblical concepts. Additionally, the cultural oikos is a missiological expression coined by Dr. Fretwell to identify diaspora and minority people groups for gospel reconciliation.
Dr. Fretwell has taught and trained church planters as a catalyst for over 12 years. He’s written graduate-level ATS accredited courses, curriculums, practicums, facilitated cohorts of planters through church planting systems, models, and programs. As well, Dr. Fretwell has planted churches as a practitioner.
Dr. Fretwell has served as the Executive Director of Discipleship Multiplication for Redemption Ministries, helping to build church planting apprenticeship systems. He was the Executive Director for New Breed Church Planting Network. He currently serves on faculty as an Assistant Professor of practical theology at Regent University, teaching church planting and missional praxis (among others), as well as several other Western seminaries.
Dr. Fretwell teaches community and city exegesis, social media exegesis, leadership pipeline structuring, and promoting healthy multiplicative disciple-making, along with church reproducible growth. His 2020 book, Church Planting By Making Disciple-Makers is endorsed by some of the leading evangelicals of missiology, church planting, disciple-making, and academia.
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Matt holds a doctorate in reproducible disciple-making and has designed a practicum with the compulsion for reaching new converts coupled with the North American church’s failures to make disciples.
Matt’s REAPSOW training contains seven apprentice-style practicums. This highly adaptable and teachable practicum utilizes cutting-edge missional engagement with first-century biblical concepts.
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