CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—Church planters affiliated with Project Jerusalem enjoyed a family retreat at Streamside Camp in the Poconos. Project Jerusalem, led by Ken Davis, director of church planting, is a ministry of Baptist Bible Seminary to train church planters.

“The Lord gave us an awesome time of worship, prayer, fellowship, and encouraging one another,” Davis says. Pastor Ben Rudolph, a graduate of Baptist Bible Seminary, challenged everyone to keep centered on Christ and to not give in to the common fears of church planting. Davis shared his vision for Project Jerusalem’s future and challenged the church planters to reach people farther into the Northeast.

Corporate prayer closed out the retreat. “The recommissioning prayer time of each of our couples was particularly moving, as we prayed for the needs of each ministry and asked the Lord to protect our marriages and churches,” Davis says. “What a great family of planters we’re honored to serve with!”

Davis is coauthor of The Y-B-H (Yes, But How?) Handbook of Church Planting and a frequent Baptist Bulletin contributor.