By now, you should know Chad and Jodi Hartis. They left Southeastern about two years to plant SouthCoast Church in Dartmouth. Alongside Bobby and Jodi Dalsing, they are working hard in the Massachusetts area and seeign some gospel fruit. As their lauch date approaches—September 2015—please be in prayer for this plant! We’ve provided a few updates and request to guide you in the process. So please, read, pray, and support SouthCoast Church.
December was a great month in the life of our church! Seeds are being planted! We have so much to share! Our home has been a busy place lately. We had 20 people over for our “Christmas” Bible study! We cooked a ham and everyone brought a side. Many heard the gospel for the first time. It was overwhelming to look around the room and see the lives brought together by God to hear the best thing they could ever hear!
Early in January we celebrated Brayden’s birthday with an “Elmo” party. We were able to have many of our unbelieving friends together with our friends from MeetingHouse Church. Our unbelieving friends were able to see that Christians are normal fun people that just love the Lord. We are spending as much time as we can with these friends, whom God has CLEARLY brought into our lives, so we can deepen those friendships and plant seeds.
Chad has been working on building relationships in the community by meeting monthly with other non-profit organizations in the region to learn more about the needs of the community. He has also been able to get his foot in the door with the college ministry at UMass Dartmouth! He is volunteering with CRU on campus and we will be hosting a group coming up in March that is interested in starting a ministry on campus.
We are still in need of monthly financial partners as we continue to move forward and prepare to hold services this September! If you are not already a financial partner please pray about joining us as we work together to plant a church that impacts lives for all eternity here in what has been labeled the “least Bible-minded area in the US.” We need your help. You can give through our website:SCDartmouth.com or by check made out to “South Coast Church” and mailed to:
South Coast Church
513 Dartmouth Woods Drive
Dartmouth, MA 02747
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)