Dr. Tim Boal, the executive director of the new GO2ChurchPlanting organization, has posted the following note of thanks and explanation on his blog. You are encouraged to check regularly for church planting news by clicking on http://go2churchplanting.blogspot.com.
A Word of Thanks
January 4, 2008
Dear Grace Brethren Friends,
I wanted to thank you for your prayers on behalf of myself and our former staff in these past few difficult months of transition to new ministry. I was pleased to join and then invite many of my former colleagues to join me in this new church planting venture named Go-2 Church Planting.
Here are several important items you need to know regarding this new ministry.
1. The board of directors of GBNAM is recommending this new ministry to you as worthy of your continued support and as the agency to continue church planting efforts in the FGBC in North America.
2. The Go-2 ministry will be seeking recognition from the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches at this summer’s national conference as a cooperating organization. Our application for this status will be presented to the Fellowship Council at their January meetings in California.
3. The new Go-2 Board of Directors has five Grace Brethren Board members (out of seven positions) including; Pastor Bob Fetterhoff of Wooster GBC, who will be serving as our chairman, Pastor Mike Lee of Hope Community Church in Cary, North Carolina, Dr. Jeff Gill, Dean of Grace Theological Seminary, Mr. Kent Semple, CPA from Worthington Polaris GBC, and Mr. Mark Curtis, esq. from our Grace Brethren Church in Long Beach, California.
4. All monies received from Grace Brethren churches and individuals will be used for Grace Brethren Church Planting ministry projects only. No Grace Brethren money will ever be used for Non-Grace Brethren Church Planting projects.
Our new structure does allow for us to have several non-Grace Brethren Board members, but never a majority. In that way we will preserve the integrity of our FGBC church planting, yet avail ourselves of individuals outside the FGBC whose expertise and or capability might help push the church planting vision forward.
Other recognized FGBC cooperating organizations have similar structures, so we believe this fits well within the framework of what the Fellowship of Churches has already experienced.
If you feel you would like more information than what has been publicly presented on this page or through printed releases, I would invite you to call me toll free at 877-222-2048 x. 4303.
Thank you again for your prayers,
GO-2 Church Planting Ministries, Inc.