More New Church Stories

I’m doing a series that highlights the churches Suncrest has had a significant role in starting.  After highlighting one in the Chicago area and one in Poland yesterday, here are a couple from the New England Area:

Rockingham Christian Church – Salem, NH

Camp_Create_Logo_WebThis was our very first church plant, launching in November of 2001.  The “core group” in those early months was about 40 people, and the church now averages about 250 in attendance and is ministering to about 400 different people on a regular basis.  In these seven-plus years, we’ve baptized nearly 100 people and discipled many more. 

There are a lot of Suncrest connections beyond our financial and leadership support with RCC.  They have just about outgrown their current space (renovated three years ago with lots of help from SunCrest).  We send a team out to their “Camp Create” each summer as an outreach to their community.  And, their children’s minister, Amy Snyder is married to former Suncrest Youth Pastor Chris Snyder.

They have purchased an eleven-acre parcel of land on the north side of Salem, where we plan to build a multi-phase facility.  Also, they are “paying it forward” by partnering with Suncrest to plant the two-year-old Reunion Christian Church (Boston), the about-to-be-launched NorthPoint Christian Church (Rhode Island).

They pass along many thanks to the entire SunCrest family for all you’ve done to help make this possible!

The Ridge Community Church – New Berlin, WI

ridgeunplugged2webThe Ridge CC was launched on October 1, 2006 outside of the Milwaukee area, again in a strategic area where there are very low percentages of people attending church.  They started with 30 people and now have over 440 people attending, with many of them currently not following Jesus. 

beckylrgUniquely, The Ridge specifically targets the unchurched male and we over 50% weekend attendance is men.  They have baptized nearly 70 people and are praying for more. 

Another Suncrest connection…one of our former interns, Becky Mroczenski is their Children’s Ministry Director.

~ by Greg Lee on August 6, 2009.

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