Thursday, January 8, 2009

Reflections on Church Planting

This is a significant week for thoughts of FCC and church planting. Although we are just a little over nine years old, the Lord has allowed us to be a part of some Kingdom work through church planting!!!
  1. Our first church plant (with Red Star Baptist Church) was the Cape County Cowboy Church. God has blessed that church incredibly. They had their first worship Sunday in their new building and worship tonight...they had 1250 in worship. That is unbelievable. In addition to their growth, they have been the catalyst for many Cowboy churches in Missouri and Illinois. What a privilege it has been to be a part of this ministry.
  2. Antiguo Cuscatlan - This is our 2nd church plant and it was started in El Salvador three years ago. We just returned from a mission trip last week and had a great time of ministry and fellowship! Our church just agreed to extend our partnership for a fourth year! How exciting!
  3. Ciudad Obrera - Wow. This is the potential church plant of Antiguo Cuscatlan. We were there last week and did the first outreach effort. 125 children and 25 adults showed up!! They have a potential pastor...and may launch this church this coming February. Our church voted last Sunday to support this new mission. This will be our third church plant and second one in El Salvador.
  4. Mulberry Acres - The door seems to be wide open to renew a ministry in Mulberry Acres in Fruitland. Lord willing I will be talking to the manager tomorrow. I'm praying that we can start some ongoing ministries here! A 4th church plant?

If you read this, please pray! I'm so grateful for the Kingdom opportunities that God has given us!!

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