June 25, 2012 by
Categories: Church planting
One way we as Sovereign Grace Ministries seek to advance our vision for church planting is through various conferences we participate in. Since April 2011, we have had several opportunities for church planting recruitment at several different events.
We hosted church planting booths at The Gospel Coalition National Conference (April 2011), the Desiring God National Conference 2011, the Plant New England Conference (October 2011), a church planting conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Together for the Gospel 2012. These events allowed us to meet men who are interested in church planting and share information about how church planting works in Sovereign Grace Ministries.
- During all of these events combined, we had conversations with approximately 1000 men who visited our church planting booths.
- Over 100 men signed up to receive more information about church planting with Sovereign Grace Ministries.
- We handed out 750 pieces of literature on church planting at the Desiring God National Conference.
- At Together for the Gospel, we conducted 20 on-site church planter assessments.
In addition to the church planting booths, we held church planting information meetings at the Sovereign Grace Pastors Conference (November 2011), Together for the Gospel 2012, and Next 2012. In all, about 325 people attended these three meetings.
In addition to recruitment for church planting at conferences, we also have information about church planting on our website. If you’re interested in learning more, visit our church planting page where you’ll find information about our process, a list of recent and upcoming church plants, and resources for church planters.
We thank God for these opportunities He's given us to encourage and equip men for the joyous task of advancing the gospel through planting churches on the foundation of Jesus Christ. Please join us in praying that much fruit will be borne through these efforts for the glory of our Savior.