On Thursdays, we introduce to you a church planting effort in North America. For many SEBTS current and previous students, this is their mission field. We regularly keep up with them, receiving their updates and newsletters and we pray for them. So, we want to hand off that blessing to you. This week, I want to share what God has been doing through a family that is planting themselves in Massachusetts.
This season has been marked by tremendous progress and advancement for the Kingdom of God! We have had an unchurched neighbor join us in Bible study, we have been able to have spiritual conversations with people that you have been praying for (Harvey and Susan), partnerships have been established with six different churches in NC, we have hosted one vision tour and a relationship was initiated with the Dartmouth Police Department. The list goes on and on but suffice it to say, God is at work and His Kingdom is advancing.
At this point our greatest need is financial support from both individuals and churches. Between now and next September (when we will officially launch South Coast Church) we need to raise $40,000 more dollars. It has been exciting to see how God has provided for us up to this point and we know that He who began a good work is faithful to complete it. We are so thankful for the North American Mission Board who believes in the mission here and has continued to help support us over the course of this year. In addition to their help, most of you as individuals, Sunday School classes and Churches have contributed to the planting of South Coast Church and we can’t thank you enough!
As we continue to move forward we ask for you to pray for the following:
- Open doors for the sharing of the gospel with lost friends
- A Worship Pastor to join our team
- A location to meet
- Financial support
Mike is an Assistant Professor of Church Planting and Evangelism, the Associate Director for North American Church Planting for the Center for Great Commission Studies, and a National Missionary of the North American Mission Board (D.Miss., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary)