ANAHEIM, Calif. — “The local, New Testament church is not the goal,” Vance Pitman, president of Send Network, said of church planting during a Send Network panel discussion over breakfast, part of the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – During a presentation designed to encourage Southern Baptists to engage the mission of church planting, Southern Baptist Convention president Ed Litton encouraged attendees to the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting to engage their congregations in the mission of church planting with a special emphasis on the need in California.
NASHVILLE (BP) – For some churches, Easter Sunday is not only a special day to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, but also represents the start of their ministry.
DURHAM, N.C. (BP) – With the official commissioning of its 501st and 502nd church plants, The Summit Church in North Carolina has passed the halfway mark of its goal of planting 1,000 churches in a generation.
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Cliff McCray was playing football at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2007 when one of his teammates tragically passed away. Through the tragedy, God led McCray to faith and kickstarted a journey that led to full-time ministry and church planting.
LAS VEGAS (RNS) – Two decades ago, Vance Pitman and a pair of friends from the Bible Belt went out West to start a church in Sin City.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) – An unexpected encounter in his doctoral class led to Curtis Haynes’ decision to plant a new Southern Baptist church on the south side of Jacksonville. The seasoned church planter will launch The Lord is My Shepherd Church this September.
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (BP) – Hundreds of people have been reached in New Braunfels as Epic Life, a church plant, fulfills its vision of “transforming everyday places into sacred spaces” where people can connect to Christ.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Over the course of the last half century, North America has experienced rapid secularization and a persistently coarsening culture. Roughly 75 percent of North America’s 366 million people do not know Jesus, and entire communities exist that do not have a faithful, Gospel-preaching church.
Send Network sets record attendance at church planter orientation; SEBTS hosts in-person meeting of the diaspora missions collaborative.