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SBC DIGEST: Record attendance at church planter orientation; Diaspora missions collaborative meets

Send Network sets record attendance at church planter orientation; SEBTS hosts in-person meeting of the diaspora missions collaborative.

Generous gift helps Wyoming church plant show community they intend to stay

COWLEY, Wyo. — God blessed Water of Life Church in its first five years of existence. Despite the most disruptive single event to churches worldwide in decades – the COVID-19 pandemic – the church doubled in size. People were baptized. Ministries started and flourished. All of this happened in a rural context that is among the most difficult in North America.

2022 SBC Pastor’s Conference preacher planted church during COVID-19

NORTH PEORIA, Ariz. (BP) – Mathew Mueller had suffered a military-career-ending car accident and his father’s suicide in the years before sharing with pastor Brian Bowman in Tramonto, Ariz., his call to Gospel ministry.

Cabrera named senior director of Send Network Español

PUERTO RICO (BP) – The North American Mission Board (NAMB) has named Félix Cabrera to be senior director of its Send Network Español initiative.

For dying congregations, a ‘replant’ can offer new life

(RNS) – From the time he was a teenager, Min Lee wanted to be a missionary.

Church plant benefits from mother church’s ‘send out our best’ mindset

BOERNE, Texas (BP) – Looking to the Old Testament example of giving God the best of flocks and herds, Currey Creek Church sent 200 of its best members to plant The Bridge Fellowship, a new congregation in a fast-growing community northwest of San Antonio.

Family of nine uproot, make a new ministry home 1,000 miles north

STOWE, Vt. (BP) – Gerald Hunt was a Georgia kid with an interest in Vermont, a land way above the Mason-Dixon line where hockey is more popular than college football and bread stuffing replaces cornbread dressing on holiday dinner tables.

Pointing to the One who is worthy: Utah church has planting in its DNA

SALT LAKE CITY (BP) – About 10 years ago, three grown men with families spent a week at summer camp. That week led to planting one church, which has in turn led to planting two more.

Small New Jersey churches gain strength and diversity in union

ABSECON, N.J. (BP) – Pastor Buff McNickle describes himself as “just a white guy” born in Alabama. He and his wife Cissy, Cuban American, are parents to three adopted African American children, and Sunday his multiethnic congregation became one with a Filipino American church.

An invitation outside clarified North Carolina pastor’s call to multi-ethnic outreach

MONROE, N.C. (BP) – It’s something Quintell Hill loves to do. His preparation is meticulous, his excitement causing him to lose sleep occasionally. He’s pursued it with reckless abandon and at other times learned the best way to proceed is with caution and patience.