Kevin and Misty Gillian
By Kevin and Misty Gillian
Editor’s note—The following article, originally published by Indiana Ministries, highlights the incredible happenings at the Auburn, Indiana, satellite campus of the healthy, growing County Line Church of God.
God is doing amazing things at County Line Auburn Campus! Since July of last year, we’ve held church in the basement while the main floor was being renovated. Starting with just 10 core team leaders and 50 launch team volunteers, we’ve grown to an average of 175 people. We never imagined the lives that would be changed right before our eyes. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Great Lakes
Tagged Auburn, campus church, church planting, County Line Church of God, expansion, growth, IN, Indiana, Indiana Ministries, Kevin Gillian, launch, Misty Gillian, northeastern Indiana, satellite, satellite campus
Merge Church team members ready to invite you to “Join the Merge!”
By Carl Stagner
Two thousand five hundred people move to the greater Houston area each week. Efrain Cirilo, pastor-turned-church-planter now living in the metro area with seven million neighbors, says you could plant a megachurch every week and not keep up with the growth. Broad and diverse, such an influx represents the widest variety of stories—Where did they come from? What brought them here? What has their experience been with church? With God? Stories of those far from God tug especially on the heart of Efrain Cirilo. Such stories are but a part of the reason Pastor Efrain and his wife Megan were willing to leave their thriving congregation—and their comfort zones—behind in Kilgore, Texas. With the official launch of Merge Church only a couple months away, they’re rejoicing as stories, disconnected from Christ, begin to intersect with his. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Central
Tagged agnostic, atheist, calling, church growth, church health, church multiplication, church plant, church planting, community, Conroe, discipleship, Efrain Cirilo, evangelism, far from God, hospitality, Houston, Houston Church Planting Network, Kilgore, launch, Megan Cirilo, Merge Church, mission, missional, multiplication, neighbor, neighboring, neighbors, outreach, school, Stadia, Texas, TX, vision
Photo: Baptism on Launch Sunday!
By Carl Stagner
The vision and mission of the Church of God is on the move! Excitement is spreading for what God is doing among us. One recent example takes us to Denver, Colorado, where a church plant has just joined the Church of God in Colorado. After forming a new partnership with the Church of God Colorado Conference, and after months of hard work and years of planning, Cross Culture Church just celebrated its official launch. A crowd of 376 gathered to celebrate the launch, five people were saved, and one followed Jesus’ example in baptism. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Western
Tagged Church of God Colorado Conference, church plant, church planting, Colorado, Cross Culture Church, Denver, Larry Taylor, launch, Michael Winakur, mission, multicultural, Ron Johnson, unity, vision