Purpose: Using the success of one church, empower six partner churches to reclaim what church is about, impact the communities served through mission, and help people grow in their discipleship.
Through retired elders and lay speakers, every church will have worship in their buildings on Sunday, all engaged in the same sermon series. The senior pastor and associate will be the pastors for all seven congregations. They will work with laity on administrative processes and visioning for each congregation as well as provide pastoral care, counseling, and visitation, weddings, funerals, and baptisms. The anchor congregation, Fallston, adds an associate position for the expansion of its mission and ministry as well as providing a larger community identity and expanded mission field.
Model: Seven churches work together to
SERVE Expand community engagement and impact
LEAD Increase mission to reach more of the least, the last, and the lost
HOPE Empower people to move along the Discipleship journey