Pastor Mike Schout shares the following update on Grace Fellowship OPC: “The Lord is gracious and has opened the door for us to begin a Sunday School program for our youth. In his providence, we have 70 students ages 2 through 12th grade! We’re also starting up small groups to provide opportunities for the church family to get to know each other better and to invite new people. I am also leading a new members class with about 50 people, so that is all very exciting! With no office bearers with boots on the ground, we are beginning the process of leadership training while we look to Christ. Right now I am leading a men’s group twice a month based on Paul’s words to the Corinthians: “act like men.” We’re pursuing what that looks like as
The Lord is blessing the ministry at Heritage OPC. Pastor Ethan expresses his gratitude for the people as they continue to demonstrate a sincere hunger and thirst for the Word. He shares the praise that they recently welcomed five people into membership, and there are currently 12 people attending a new members class. Please pray for these newcomers as they learn about the OPC and consider making Heritage their church home. Prayers are also appreciated for upcoming outreach opportunities. Plans are being made for a new Bible study at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Pray that this would come to fruition, and that other opportunities to reach out in the Wilmington community would become clear. Pray, too, that the church would
Pastor Matt Cotta writes, “Pasadena Presbyterian Church has had its share of ups and downs of late. Because we weren’t seeing much fruit from the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Bible study or the Monrovia Street Fair outreach, we have put these on hold and instead arefocusing our efforts on our Chinese outreach and the monthly Pasadena Farmers’ Market. In terms of our Chinese outreach, a church member who is a Westminster California graduate will soon begin holding a Mandarin language Bible study in our churchon Sundays. He will advertise the study by word of mouth and in a local Chinese newspaper. Also, on Sunday, October 6 we began offering real-time English to Mandarin translation during our worship service. Regarding our Farmers’ Market outreach,
We are pleased to introduce to you Rev. Carl Miller, organizing pastor of New Braunfels OPC in New Braunfels, TX. Carl was born in Whittier, CA, but spent his growing up years in Houston, TX. He graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2001. In the years that followed he was licensed as a minister and ordained in a small Presbyterian denomination. He then served for eight years as the organizing pastor of two congregations in California and Texas. He and his wife Stacey are blessed with six children: Samuel (18), Noël (16), Caleb (13), Tim (11), Ella (8), and Michelle (4). Carl asks for prayer as their family transitions to this new field. New Braunfels OPC began as a Bible study several years ago when two core founding families of
The Lord is blessing Grace and Truth Presbyterian Church. Pastor Ron shares that the new visitor mentioned in their last report has continued to come and plans to join. Also, a new family has come to visit in the last couple weeks and seems genuinely excited about the work. Ron believes these new attendees are an answer to their prayer that three new families would join before the end of the year. Please continue to pray in this manner. Ron shares the praise that Providence OPC in Mifflinburg, PA has graciously given three of their families to become core members of the work. They are so grateful for this sacrifice which has really bolstered the congregation. Services continue to go well and the people are gracious, open, and welcoming.