Saturday, May 19, 2012

Great NW Banquet and Central California Workshop

Wow! Our first Kairos Northwest Fundraising banquet was a wonderful evening. 115 beautiful guests dressed up for the enjoyable evening. Here's what we did:
  • The praise team from the Sherwood Community Church of Christ was awesome taking us to worship. 
  • I shared how Kairos began, called by God in the Northwest
  • Scott Lambert introduced the Kairos video by reminding us what God has accomplished through Kairos with twenty-five planting projects in eight states and four countries.
  • Gena Granberg shared Arlene's story of pursuing faith and Julie Hilty shared her personal journey of transformation.
  • Ron Clark challenged us to set aside fear to let God lead us into the future.
Today, Saturday, May 19, Kairos is conducting a church planting workshop at the Tri-Valley Church of Christ (TVCC) in Livermore, CA.  TVCC is partnering with Jason and Mary Darden to plant a church in Berkley, CA.

Kairos is partnering with several churches here in central California to see a new wave of churches planted and growing in this thriving, dynamic region.

The chart here shows how the first wave of church planting peaked in 1950. Many of those churches are now in the declining years of their lifespan. It's time for a new generation of 21st century churches to be planted who introduce Jesus to 21st century people. That's what the TVCC workshop is about.

We've got a dynamic plant team presenting today:
  • Jason and Mary Darden will begin their planting work in Berkley this fall in partnership with TVCC.
  • Aaron and Amy Redelsperger from the Cordova Church of Christ who are preparing to plant in the Bay area.
  • Wilson Parrish who planted the Sherwood Community Church of Christ in Sherwood, Oregon. The Cordova and Davis Parks churches share in supporting Wilson and Kristen.
  • Tim Blair from Port Orchard, Washington is here in central California where he has been in ministry in years past. Tim and Lisa are preparing to launch Ekklesia on the Kitsap peninsula partnered with the Renovo church.

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