#ChurchPlanting Stories from the Weekend
Baptisms yesterday down on the Bayou at Crosspoint Church, planter/pastor John Boss. John also leads FBC Grand Isle & it’s resort ministry (http://ow.ly/HzkUp). Check them out for your retreats or bayou mission adventure.
Only 1.3% of the Bayou Baptist Association population (Lafourche, Terrebone, & part of Jefferson parish) attend worship in an SBC Church. Both are listed in http://www.thearda.com‘s top 15 of least evangelical parishes in Louisiana (Lafourche only 6%, Terrebone only 11%).
Planters & Partners are needed. Director of Missions Joe Arnold, firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
A few things I’m hoping to learn from Jacob is: How do you start an evangelism movement that leads to over 100 baptism in 3 years in a hard to reach area? How do you start a church that looks like the community you’re planting in (40% Black, 60% white)? A lot of us talk about evangelism based & multi-ethnic church planting. Life Point has done it. Join us for Basic Training & get to know Jacob Crawford.
“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin” Zechariah 4:10. West Bank Baptist Church & Planter Ryan Melson have been reaching out for 6 months now. Ryan & his wife Michelle have done a great job building partnerships & laying a foundation. Looking fwd to seeing what this pic looks like in the next six months.
Pray for Westbank Baptist Church. Follow Ryan & Michelle’s Church Planting Journey HERE. Sponsor Church is Cedar Crest in West Monroe.
Cross Creek Cowboy Church in Zachary, Planter Josh Morris, hosted over 100 for their Open House in their new facility yesterday. Last year Cross Creek baptized 14 with 14 more salvations. Grateful for what God is doing across Louisiana through Cowboy ministries & churches.
The Way Church of Denham Springs held their official Grand Opening of their new facility yesterday with standing room only crowd. Planters Josh Spinks & Scott Cheatham. The Way has baptized over 100 in their first three years & they’re already sponsoring a new church in a neighboring community.
Let me know if you’d like to know more about church planting in Louisiana or about connecting with any of these five church plants for a missions partnership.
Check out these articles on getting ready to plant:
- I think I want to Plant a Church, What Now?
- 5 Things You Must Do Before You Plant a Church
- 10 Biblical and Practical Ways to Get Involved in Church Planting
- Every Church Can Encourage Church Planting & Multiplication
- Every Church Can Be A Church Planting Partner
- Your Church Can Be A Parent to A New Church or Campus