A recent update from Vision USA Church Planting, a church planting ministry in the Charis Fellowship which focuses on the GSE (gatherer, shepherd, elder) model, reported some new church plants. A portion of the report from Tony Webb, executive director, appears below. Click here to read the complete newsletter.
Dashboard: New church starts/new churches: 545+
Total Regions: 70
Baltimore, Md: Robert and Beverly have started their new church in inner-city Baltimore, by the Harbor area. After July 4th festivities they are planning to launch their first gathering. They have connected to their first gatherer and he is on board. But, as is so common with new starts, there is a lot of spiritual battle. Bev has been suffering some significant health matters, their gatherer’s family and friend are under the battle etc. Please pray for these things, there are much at stake.
Lord Jesus, please continue to bring wellness to Bev and keep the entire family well. Lord, keep Robert and Bev and those joining in with them in this new church well and keep them standing in the battle!
Grand Rapids: I just returned from a short trip to Grand Rapids. Partnering with Mark Crooks and Sean Benesh, we had a great time with 6 other men from the area listening to each other’s stories and talking about possible next steps together.
Stirrings of other new churches starting:
- Clarksville, Tenn.
- Marion, Ind.
- Manteca, Calif.
- Winchester, Va.
- Fort Myers, Fla.
- Melbourne, Fla.
- Northern Indiana
- Western Michigan
- Alaska: Anvik (off road system); Seward and Sterling
More to come on all these things.
God is giving to us new ways to move ahead with our GSE processed movement. We are in the midst of moving those things ahead. They include both a formal new pathway my board has recently approved and then new ways to expand our GSE process.
As we finish up these new pathways, I will tell you more about them, but I am going to wait until we get the work done before I share too many details.
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