The Board for Home Missions authorized eight new mission starts, three ministry enhancements, and one relocation during a meeting on April 15.
“Planting eight new churches is a tremendous blessing,” says Rev. Keith Free, administrator of the Board for Home Missions. “These are eight new locations where the gospel will be proclaimed.”
The new ministries that will now be supported include new starts in Lehi, Utah; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Rockwall, Texas; Fredericksburg, Va.; Atlanta, Ga.; Victoria, Texas; Meridian, Idaho; and Stevens Point, Wis. Five of these ministries will be second sites for established congregations.
Home Missions will also support ministry enhancement at three congregations—Centennial, Milwaukee, Wis.; Abiding Grace, Henry-Newton County, Ga.; and Risen Savior, Lakewood Ranch, Fla. These existing congregations will receive funds from Home Missions to support projects that will allow the congregations to reach more people with the gospel.
In addition, Home Missions will help Peace, Holiday, Fla., with some transition costs as it moves to Trinity, Fla. This established congregation is already seeing God’s blessing on the new location. Twenty-five adults have been confirmed at Peace during the past 18 months.
We thank God for the opportunities to expand our work in Home Missions and for providing the resources to carry it out.
Serving in Christ,
President Mark Schroeder
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