Thursday, May 24, 2007

On the Move

The Bridge
Laura and I are happy to announce that the Lord has led us to begin a new church plant project in Asheboro, in partnership with the NC East District and Foster Street Wesleyan Church. We will start out on staff at Foster Street and begin laying the groundwork for a multi-racial, socially conscious church in this Randolph County community.

Many of you may be asking, “Why start another church in Randolph County?” That’s a good question, seeing as how there are more Wesleyan churches in Randolph County than there are Sir Pizza’s. Yet, by some accounts, there remain some 82,000 unchurched people in this county. In addition, there are approximately 3,000 people living below the poverty line in Asheboro alone. There is still much work to be done, and we want to be part of the solution to the spiritual, physical, and social problems present in this city.

We long to recapture John Wesley’s vision of a salvation that touches every aspect of the human condition. It was a vision birthed by our Lord Jesus Christ himself, who was compelled by compassion to consistently act on behalf of “the least.” And so, we call our project “ The Bridge.” By means of this bridge we hope to provide community for the outcast, opportunity for the oppressed, deliverance for the addicted, and grace for the hopeless sinner. We'd love to have you join us in the bridge-building business. Let us know if you want to help, because we need plenty of it.

“Called to be a prophetic witness of personal holiness, racial harmony, and social healing within the community of Asheboro.”