Saturday, May 05, 2007

Heartland to Feature Boehm on Church Planting

Excerpted from a memo to Heartland district pastors from acting chair Jim Franklin of the Flora, Indiana, Grace Brethren church:

The May Heartland minsterial meeting will be very different. In fact, there are THREE different meetings scheduled:

May 15th, 8:30-10:30 Grace Community Church, Goshen
May 15th, 12:00-2:00 Winona Lake GBC
May 16th, 9:00-11:00 Ft. Wayne GBC

Ron Boehm, GBNAM's Midwest representative, will lead these meetings. The topic is church planting. Ron and I are asking God to recharge our desire to plant new churches in Indiana that intentionally make disciples.

This is not to say that the ministers of the Heartland district are not doing anything concerning new churches. Tim Boucher, in association with Grace Community (Goshen), has a new work in Mishawaka up and running. John Shirk, of course, is in the Wicker Park area of Chicago. The Community of Hope (Columbia City) works in the Ft. Wayne inner city. Phil Gabriel and Ron Boehm are also praying and discussing the possiblity of integrating Phil's work in Brownsburg (near Indianapolis) into our Fellowship. The Brownsburg church is especially encouraging.

Some leaders in our Fellowship would like to see FGBC expand our Indianapolis efforts. Perhaps there is a location somewhere in Indiana that God has not revealed to us just yet.

Please take some time this week to consider our calling and our participation as a district in the Great Commission.


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