VisionIndiana, a church-planting initiative in the Hoosier State which was birthed under the direction and guidance of VisionOhio personnel, had its initial formation meeting on Saturday, February 11, meeting in Winona Lake, Ind.
Some 12-15 pastors, church leaders, and current church planters met at The Hub, the community/youth facility of the Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, to pray together, to discuss how God is moving in individuals to church-plant, and to formulate next steps to build fraternity and encourage church-planting in northern Indiana.
Relationships were formed and strengthened through bowling together as a first activity, followed by some inspirational and instructional sessions led by Tony Webb and Ron Boehm of VisionOhio. At the conclusion of the day, a number of action steps were solidified, including the creation of a VisionIndiana Facebook page, which is now operative under the direction of Aaron Scantlen of the Winona Lake church.
Participants in the day’s discussions came from South Bend, Leesburg, Columbia City, and Winona Lake.
Specific plans were formulated to visit, encourage, and pray for current church planting efforts in the South Bend, Fort Wayne, Howe, and Winona Lake areas, including visits to encourage and support those currently involved in gathering groups of believers in preparation for potential church plants. The next meeting of the group is scheduled for Saturday, April 28. Discussion also centered on how to incorporate the momentum and information from Go2’s current emphasis on “Circles of Grace,” as church-planting plans develop.