We’re Planting a Church.

After months of waiting, praying, and discerning our next steps, Tina and I have decided to become church planters.  We couldn’t be more excited!

Two weeks ago, we were approved by the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination to plant a church.  We went through an assessment process that involved various meetings, counseling sessions, and practicums.  Somehow we tricked them into letting us plant a church.

But seriously, we’re so grateful for the denomination and all the pastors and leaders we’ve met in the denomination.  We’re really grateful for our Director of Church Planting, Jason Condon, and the supervision and resourcing we’ll be getting from the East Coast Conference of the denomination.  There are some really great Covenant churches in the denomination in this area, and we’re grateful to be joining the family.

Here’s more about the church plant in another blog post.  Thanks for all your encouraging comments, notes and emails throughout the past few months as we’ve been discerning.  It’s great to know we have so many people supporting us through prayer.

Also, a special thanks to New Life Fellowship where I served as a pastoral staff member for the past ten years.  I could not be where I am without my experiences there, and I am grateful to be serving the same Great God in this new venture.

Tina and I are so blessed.

Advertisements

20 responses to “We’re Planting a Church.

  1. Drew, that is wonderful & amazing news! May the Lord continue to be with you & Tina and bless you throughout this process.

  2. Congrats brother! May God bless you on this new adventure!
    and welcome to the Evangelical Covenant! (Newsong is Evangelical Covenant) 🙂

  3. drew!!! I am sitting here smiling at this news. Am excited to hear about what is to come. And congratulations to you and tina on the news of little hyun! =)

  4. Silvett Garcia-Tsuang

    Wow! This is wonderful! May the Lord continue to bless you and guide you and Tina. Very excited to hear more.

  5. Congrats, you two!! Looking forward to all that’s in store for y’all. 🙂

  6. Drew! Excited for you guys! Congrats and I’m looking forward to following where God will take you! 🙂

  7. This is great!

  8. Exciting! Keep us posted!

  9. Congratulations! Good luck and God bless! Exactly where will you be planting this church?

  10. Congrats Drew! Will this be an affirming church?

  11. Congratulations! We are so excited for you and Tina. We look forward to hearing more blessings God has in store for you and Tina.

  12. Blessings, Drew! We’re so excited for you guys!

  13. Such exciting news Drew & Tina!!! I’m so happy for you guys.

  14. This is wonderful news!! I am very happy for you both. Church planting is no small undertaking but all things are possible with HIM!!

  15. Pingback: Hope Church NYC Launches This Sunday, September 23rd | while waiting

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s