Church Planting Priority Team
PBA CHURCH PLANTING PRIORITY TEAM REPORT 2017
Our PBA Church Planting Team continued to support Graffiti Church and Faith Temple Baptist Church during 2017. Each of these three year commitments will cease at the end of this year.
We will continue to assist New Creation Bible Church in Prince Frederick, meeting at the Holliday Inn Express in Prince Frederick, led by Pastor Ron Curry and Pastor Maurice Mason. The work is doing well. Please pray for New Creation as they seek new facilities to meet in for the future.
The Church Planting Team credentialed Friendship Community Baptist Church, Dunkirk MD, into membership of the Potomac Baptist Association. Working alongside Pastor Robert Kendall, the team recommended Friendship Community Baptist to the On Mission Council on April 6, 2017 for membership in the PBA. A vote to accept Friendship Community Baptist Church was taken and passed unanimously.
The team also enlisted the Leavell Center for Church Health and Evangelism at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to acquire demographic information and PowerPoints of the Southern Maryland region to help us identify potential hot spots for Church Planting in the future. We also conducted a church planting survey with the pastors of our association. The team will be following up on these matters in 2018.
The Church Planting Team also foresees assisting St. Leonard Baptist in 2018 as they seek a fresh start in developing a strategy to reach their community for Christ.
Derek Yelton, Church Planting Priority Team Leader