How a Driving Profession Leads to Church Planting


Rahiv is one of the Koinonia Church Network church planters in Nepal. He’s considered a role model because of his strategic methods and heart for missions.

Rahiv’s Church Planting Strategy

The first thing Rahiv does is network among the people in the area he is trying to reach. He asks God to provide a person of peace among this group. When he finds one, he shares the gospel with him and begins to invite others to join them in a small group.

Rahiv will share the gospel with each of the people in the group and as people begin to trust the Lord, a small church is born. Over time, Rahiv trains certain men to become capable leaders of the church. Then Rahiv moves on to the next location.

Driving Profession as a Way In

For work, Rahiv was a professional driver. He did it for 42 years. Imagine the networking opportunities! During his time driving, he was able to form several small groups in the Western part of Nepal.

Today, Rahiv has moved on to an area in central Nepal where he is beginning the church planting process. After nine months in the area, the Lord has led him to meet a person of peace! Through this person more people are coming to know the Lord and be saved.

Their fellowship time in this new small group is on Monday nights. Let’s pray the Lord works mightily to begin a church here!

The Koinonia Church Network in Nepal has more than 30 church-planting and service works that shoot off like spokes from the wheel hub of Koinonia. From social services, to a leadership institute, to a school, and a media and literature ministry, the Koinonia Church Network hits almost every aspect of ministry.

The Koinonia Church Network strives to reach their main goal of planting 500 churches in Nepal by 2020. Here's the strategy. There are 82 Koinonia churches at present. Each church has to choose their Mission Point locations with prayer and plant a minimum of seven churches by 2020. To do this, every week each church sends an evangelism team to each Mission Point.

By the year 2017, the plan is to have fellowship in these Mission Points. By 2020, the plan is to have a minimum of 20 baptized members in these fellowships. Once these fellowships have 20 baptized members, they announce that fellowship as a church. This effort is affectionately referred to in house as "Mission 2020."

The Koinonia Church Network has a vision to see the gospel spread through Nepal and beyond.

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