As I mentioned previously, we received the final confirmation from the church in Portland, Maine (Christ the Redeemer PCA) to take part in ministry training there. Here’s more details:
Here’s the plan:
They have invited us up to take part in a new program of mentored ministry training. In short, I will be keeping my day job with Unum, transferring up to our office in Portland, and I will be trained in church planting in New England for approximately 8 years (in lieu of formal seminary). This will involve mentoring and training both in practical matters as well as theological study, etc, all while we get to know the people of the area. God willing, after the training we will be ready to plant a church in New England (the Northern New England presbytery has a comprehensive plan for church planting in the region). We are ready to go as soon as our house sells, and it will be on the market soon (tell your friends!)
Here’s our need from you:
We need your prayers! We don’t feel like we’re leaving you as much as being sent by you (and of course clearly led by the Lord). So as you help send us, please do so with consistent prayer. We feel like we’re being sent to the “front lines” of one of our domestic mission fields, so we need the prayers of God’s people. To that end, we’re raising a prayer support team.
If you feel so led, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/fu5dWE
p.s….If you’ve made it this far, allow me to be a little thought-provoking:
- Did you know that our two favorite mission sending agencies do not require their missionaries to have a particular amount of committed prayer supporters?
- What would you consider more vital to missions: money or prayer?
- God has seen fit to provide for our finances ahead of time (many thanks to Him!). But we need your prayers!