Jordan Branch is a planter in Denver Colorado. In the past we have highlighted he and this baby church- please continue to pray for them as they press towards a summer launch date. Below is an update on Jordan and Calvary Church Lakewood to guide you in the process.
Dear Friends and Partners,
I am thankful to share this update with you! I praise God for his blessing and provision as we seek to plant Calvary Church Lakewood.
We have a gathering location! This summer we will begin meeting at a local Lakewood Recreation Center (LINK Rec Center) on Sunday mornings. June cannot get here soon enough! Through the summer we will be inviting people to join our group as we meet at the LINK. Lord willing, we hope to formally launch Calvary Lakewood in September of 2015. Pray for this summer gathering as we prepare for the fall.
The Lord has blessed Calvary Lakewood with a wonderful gift! Two months ago Caleb Van Roekel and his wife, Casey joined the Core Group of Calvary Lakewood. Caleb has been a trusted leader at Calvary Church Englewood and is finishing his Masters of Divinity at Denver Seminary. Caleb and Casey are from Western Wisconsin and have been married for 5 years. Caleb will serve as a pastor at Calvary Lakewood. Caleb has been a gift to me as we now seek to plant and shepherd Calvary Lakewood together.
Please pray for opportunities this summer to connect with and care for the community of Central Lakewood. Recently, we have established relationships with a Boys and Girls Club and an Elementary School next door to the Recreation Center where we will gather.
We are praying for more individuals and teams to come help on short-term trips this Summer and Fall. Please pray for this, and please consider partnering with us in this important pre-launch phase of Calvary Lakewood.
Please pray about giving to our Baby Shower. We are a “baby” church plant and in the next few months we will be acquiring necessary tools and instruments (Sound Gear, Trailer, Children’s Ministry Resources) to help Calvary Lakewood get off the ground and reach this community.
Thank you for your encouragement, support, and prayers for us. God is gracious to work through His people for His glory!
May His Kingdom Come!
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)