About a dozen pastors, church planters, and church leaders met in Winona Lake, Indiana, today to build fraternity and to talk, dream, and pray about God starting a church-planting movement in Indiana.
Tony Webb and Ron Boehm of Vision Ohio were the facilitators, and Aaron Scantlen and Bruce Barlow of the Winona Lake (IN) Grace Brethren church staff were the hosts. The meeting was held in the newly-remodeled HUB, or youth and community building on the WLGBC campus.
The day began with some relationship-building through bowling together, and moved on to some scriptural and practical comments by Tony Webb on his study of church planting and experience with church planters. Ron Boehm also presented some research material on the history and effectiveness of church planting in Indiana since the 1930s, as well as leading discussion on practical issues and next steps.
Representatives at the meeting were from South Bend, Leesburg, Columbia City, and Winona Lake. A next meeting has been set for April 28, and specific next-step assignments were made with reports due at that meeting. (Ron Boehm photo)