Urban church planters sow amid complex demographics
BOSTON (BP) -- Boston church planting catalyst Joe Souza has developed a unique strategy for working in the city: prayer driving. As a lifelong urbanite and an urban church planter in Rio de Janeiro, Orlando and now Boston, Souza frequently ponders how to reach the vast numbers of distinctive city dwellers, many of whom have radically different lifestyles from the average Christian.
New England church plants spark Gospel momentum
CASTLETON, Vt. (BP) -- Moving to New England had never crossed Branden Rogers' mind when he returned to his Mississippi hometown as a pastor after attending seminary. Then his brother moved to Burlington, Vt., for a short-term assignment as a nurse. Shocked at the difficulty his brother had in finding a Bible-believing evangelical church, Rogers' firsthand awareness of the lostness that exists outside the Bible Belt became a life-changing experience.