Just spent two days with some great guys who are getting it done in the area of collegiate church planting. We met just outside of Atlanta for a 2 day brainstorming session about how to accelerate Collegiate Church Planting around North America. It was a really fruitful time which you will be hearing more about in the coming days. Each of us believe that planting churches on or near college campuses is strategic not only for reaching college students who happen to be the least reached people group in North America but are also great church planters who are willing to do whatever it takes to get a church off the ground.
Hearing the stories of the starts of these other church plants and returning to the start of MERCYhouse and our own 2020 Network was a good reminder of just how fruitful planting among students can really be. Here are some of the guys who were part of the discussions this past week:
Keith Wieser - Keith is pastor of Resonate Church which is a multi-site church at Washington State University and The University of Idaho.
Ed Traverse - Ed is the pastor of New Life Church at Ohio State University
Tim Lubinus - Tim is Missions Pastor at Cornerstone Church who has a collegiate church called Salt Company that ministers on the campus of Iowa State University and has just planted a new collegiate church in Iowa City at The University of Iowa .
Bryan Wiles - Bryan is the pastor of H2O Church in Bowling Green KY who serves the campus of Bowling Green State University.
Dave Proffit - Dave was representing the Aletheia Church and their Network of churches who have planted Collegiate Churches for some time, they started at James Madison University in Virginia.
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