Inside this issue: "True Servants are Wise Investors", From the Director, Tim Weeks, update from ChurchCare Construction; Report from Council meetings in March; introducing the new Giving page. Summer 2021
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Jim and Janice Mitchell – Grace Fellowship Church in Preston, ID We meet in a rented storefront that has been remodeled recently and serves well as an auditorium. The owner is getting older, has cancer and last week informed us that he is going to pursue selling the building. He would like to sell the building to us, but it really isn't suited for future growth. There is very little education space, and the building is very old with no parking. The church has rented this building since the beginning, and it has worked well but it seems God is causing us to consider a different meeting space. Please pray [...]
Ulysses and Augustine Bestey have ministered in Kansas City, MO, for over 30 Years. After serving as Assistant Pastor at Paseo Baptist Church for several years, God called Pastor Bestey to join BCP to become the Senior Pastor at a church plant, Faith Fellowship Baptist Church in urban Kansas City. Ulysses and Augustine have been blessed with 4 children, 4 grandchildren & 3 foster grandchildren. Ulysses tries to live by the motto, “serving the whole of man not just the soul of man.” Ulysses does this through teaching, as he pursues being 100% support. He currently teaches at an early education learning center, where they specialize in early reading [...]
Inside this 8-page issue: Understanding the value of "biblical process"; updates from church planter Miguel and Annie Quintana in Florida; the grafting of a church into another; "God's Great Design of Discipleship"; Introducing the ladies' discipleship study; welcome to two new staff members; ChurchCare Construction update. Connect Spring 2021
Bob and Penny have ministered in Utah for 34 years and have been privileged to assist 3 mission churches, 1 established church and helped build a Christian ranch/camp ministry in central Utah. They have 4 grown children and have been blessed with 8 grand children. They also helped start the horsemanship program at another independent Baptist camp in Utah which they are still involved with on a yearly basis. Bob has never felt the call to be the lead pastor of a church. We have always come alongside another pastor and ministered together as a team. The Lord has truly blessed us with the privilege of serving with Ron [...]
Central Wisconsin Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) Church Planter Is Needed Calvary Baptist Church, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin is looking for someone to help in a church-planting effort in what we envision as a bi-lingual Baptist church located in Plainfield, Wisconsin. The Lord has already provided several key components to this end, but we are asking Him to provide the right personnel to enable further progress to be made. The Lord has provided: Calvary Baptist Church as the mother church to work at establishing this daughter church. This church has provided financial support, church plant steering committee members, and pastoral leadership to this effort. A nucleus of Hispanic believers who have been meeting [...]
In this issue: The Presidential Baton Pass; Graduation of Desert Hills Baptist Church; Making Disciples is the Task of Every Church Member; ChurchCare Construction update; and a wonderful tribute to Dr. Paul Reimer. FallConnect2020
Miguel and Ana, both from Colombia, South America, faithfully served in ministry for over 20 years in several Latin American countries before coming to the United States. While planting a church in Waterloo, Iowa, Miguel and Ana realized they needed to partner with a mission agency, so in 2000 they attended Baptist Church Planters’ candidate school and became official missionaries. They faithfully built up the body of believers in Waterloo and are now presently serving at another church plant, Iglesia Bautista Hispana Starkey in Seminole, FL (meeting at Starkey Road Baptist Church.) Miguel and Ana are continually busy discipling families and individuals in their congregation of about 80 people. [...]
Ron and Sandy Cornell have been missionary builders since 2007 after thirty years in the work world. Ron was able to retire early while still “young enough” to keep up with Brent Howard. The Cornells share, “It has been rewarding, and we would do it again! The Lord has blessed us with good health, good retirement, a truck and 5th wheel. It has been our privilege to serve the churches we have worked on. We have been part of approximately 17 projects, some longer than others but all rewarding. The places we have seen and the people we have worked with are priceless. Ron will be 70 this [...]
Intentional Transitional Ministries is just one tool God uses through Baptist Church Planters to serve churches. We were just starting our part-time partner-raising in January of 2019 when a pastor contacted me about a church in transition. I had just received a contact from another mission agency about a couple that wanted to serve churches in transition. I had no idea what God had intended for those two connections, but by May, Marty and Susan Basinger were serving the Gilcrest Baptist Church of Gilcrest, Colorado, as ITM pastor and wife. I am humbled by the amount of trust that the church and the Basingers had in the newly developing [...]