brooklyn, ny - Park slope community church
Loving Our Neighbors & Loving God
September 7-11, 2018
Vision: This team will engage with children and their parents in our neighborhood by serving in areas of ministry with in PSCC or by serving in the Coffee Shop Ministry to share the love of Christ.
Overview: The church first started in 1860's as Dutch Reformed, became an SBC church in the late 1960's. The congregation peaked at around 40-50 people in the early 2000's. Numbers aren't everything; however, we have been able to enjoy watching the Lord grow our little congregation over the past few months from 9 people to averaging in 50-60 each Sunday and 60-70 in some type of discipleship each week. As a part of NAMB's Replant program, our team, led by Sterling Edwards, has been excited to see the response that simply "loving our neighbors and loving God" has created. We are becoming a haven for questions our neighbors have about faith. We could sit down with atheists, agnostics, even Hindus and share Jesus with them. It's so encouraging to see the Lord drawing our neighbors to Himself.
Park Slope is a very affluent, low crime neighborhood. It has been listed as one of the top 5 most desirable neighborhoods in NYC. Spiritually, there is a darkness that is apathetic to religion of any sort. Nearly half of our neighbors would consider themselves not affiliated with ANY religion. With 120,000 people within 1 mile of the church, we are employing ways of demonstrating the Gospel to many who have no prior knowledge or experience of Christianity. Team members who come to serve with us will be involved in various outreach opportunities that "show" the Gospel to our neighbors
Logistics: Travel to NYC is by air to LaGuardia, then by bus and subway. You can walk up to 3 miles a day so be in shape. Food will be in fast food places as other restaurants can be prohibitive. All inner-city travel will be on foot or by subway.
Team Size: 4-6 people
Price: $1,300 Includes airline, on the field housing at the church, on the field land travel, and travel insurance. Does not include meals. Application plus 10% deposit required before team airline reservations can be made.
Spokane, WA - Family Carnival Project
September 13-17, 2018
Mission: In this northern suburb of Spokane, the team will blitz the community with information of upcoming Carnival while prayer walking, help prepare the carnival, and serve during the event, in prep for a pre- launch service leading to a September launch of the church.
Background: A good many of the SBC churches planted in Spokane that were planted in the 60’s but retained the southern culture and made little to no connection to the Washingtonians. Now these churches are dying off leaving paid off buildings. This has given meeting places to the Pinnacle Church, the Rock, and now the Pinnacle network is launching Nine Mile Falls Church Plant in this northern suburb of Spokane called Nine Mile Falls.
Nine Mile Falls will launch in 2017 and this team will help raise the excitement in the community of the upcoming church involvement in the community. The team will help blitz the community of the upcoming carnival and services through door hangers and personal contact. The team will help prepare the carnival, man the booths, and take it down. The team will assist in set up and participate in the church service. Monday will be used for follow-up from the Sunday Services.
Logistics: Cost is $1,200 per person including airfare, rental car, food, and lodging. If the team is less than 10 you will be hosted in homes. If larger some will stay on air mattresses in the Rock Church. Meals will be fast food in local restaurants and transportation will be rental vehicles.