POTTSTOWN, Pa.—Seeing groups and families serve together was one of the highlights of Branch Life Church's Serve Day. Sixty-five members of BLC's core team served in five community-focused service projects over Labor Day weekend. The Serve Day initiative included a neighborhood block party, two car washes benefiting local children's charities, a baseball field restoration project, and canvassing for a crisis pregnancy center.
BLC, striving to be known for radical generosity toward its community, mobilizes its Branch Groups for outreach and service. While the Serve Day efforts were a coordinated effort, it was essential to Scott Greening, groups pastor, that each of the projects be attainable for individual groups. Learning to serve together and make connections with the community is vital to BLC's groups strategy.
Families serving together was also crucial. Children as young as age 3 participated in various projects. BLC seeks to engage all ages in service projects and desires to ...more
To better align Regular Baptist Builders Club with the GARBC's vision to plant and revitalize churches, Clare Jewell has been asked to serve as both the national coordinator for Regular Baptist Church Planting and the director for Regular Baptist Builders ...more
CAMBRIDGE, Iowa—The youth group from Faith Baptist Church conducted a weeklong youth soccer camp for Resurrection Baptist Church in Woodbury, Minnesota. Resurrection Baptist, pastored by Steven Gilbertson, is a newer church plant in the Twin Cities area and welcomed Faith Baptist's team of 20 leaders and teens.
It addition to teaching the campers soccer skills, the teens presented the gospel and shared their testimonies throughout the week. At break time, Pastor Doug Brown of Faith Baptist Church talked about Jesus' ministry from the Gospel of John. One day one of the children asked excitedly, "Are we going to learn more about Jesus now?"
About 25 campers, most of whom were from the community rather than from Resurrection Baptist Church, attended the camp throughout the week. Gilbertson says he would love for this ministry to continue in future years. The camp has already built much goodwill for the Woodbury community and provided Steven and Priscilla ...more
Terry Forrest wants to plant a Regular Baptist church in Byron, Minnesota, primarily to reach Millennials, but also to give his kids and grandkids a church to attend. And after that’s started, he wants to plant churches in the surrounding communities as ...more
VACAVILLE, Calif.—Orchard Avenue Baptist Church is planting Esperanza Iglesia Bautista to reach its Spanish-speaking neighbors. In planting this new church, Orchard Avenue Baptist, pastored by Ken Doan, has partnered with Steve and Karen Borders, veteran missionaries with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism.
During their 38 years as missionaries, Steve and Karen have planted six churches in Lima, Peru, and Southern California; this is their first church plant in Northern California. They say, "We not only want to see individuals and families transformed by the gospel but also couples trained for ministry to the Spanish-speaking community around us and throughout California."
The majority of Steve and Karen's contacts for the new church have come from English as a Second Language classes that they hold at Orchard Avenue Baptist, where the Hispanic church meets for worship services, and the Vacaville City Library. A local school district had previously hosted the classes for ...more
The excitement of a child at Christmas opening the presents under the tree is hard to match. Anticipation and joy fills the room–love is all around!
You can be part of presenting a profoundly meaningful gift, a new church. The mission field is great and church plants are needed to reach the lost and disciple new believers. An eternal joy exudes as new believers accept the gift of eternal life, grow in their "childlike" faith through the teaching of The Word, and mature in their relationship with Christ.
Regular Baptist Church Planting wants to be a support to 5 new churches in 2017 as they open their doors; connecting the church plants with agencies and helping to support, resource, and mentor church planting pastors. Give a gift by donating online today! (Donations via check can be made out to Regular Baptist Church Planting and mailed to 3715 N. Ventura Road, Arlington Heights, ...more