“We prayed for 100 for the grand opening and God brought (exactly) 100… a man who did not know what salvation was (came) and I got to lead him personally to Christ… a Hindu family – husband, wife, three kids and grandmother – all decided to follow Jesus… an 8-year-old girl got our flier in the mail and wanted to come for her birthday. Her entire family came!” These are just a few of the praise reports that came into the Assemblies of God Church Multiplication Network (CMN) as CMN partnered with districts and churches to see 33 churches launched in the month of September.
According to CMN, the 33-church launch is one of the strongest domestic church planting achievements for the AG in recent history. One of the highlights of the month occurred when Convoy of Hope partnered with CityReach to host events at 12 locations in coordination with the launch of 11 new AG churches in six states. “This is a new model for urban church planting across America,” said Brian Bolt, founder of CityReach. “Hosting a compassion outreach the day before the church launch has proven to be extremely impactful in reaching people and showing them the love of Christ.”
“It’s exciting to see how God is working through new church plants across the country,” says Chris Railey, senior director of Leadership and Church Development. “Lives are being transformed, communities are being impacted, and the Gospel message of Jesus Christ is being placed into the lives of individuals and families – often for the very first time.” Church planter Stephen Feith, whose Revolution church launched in Madison, Wisconsin, says he’s excited to see the type of people attending his church. “Everyone who lives in Madison and came to the church, didn’t come from another faith community in the city,” he explains.
Source: AGNews; The Christian Post
BIBLE STUDY: Isaiah 61:1-3
PRAISE: God for emphasis on church planting and Gospel proclamation that has led to the AG churches growing faster than the US population.