New Places for New People

Increase the number of New People in New Places from 2,500 to 3,500 by December 31, 2020.

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5 Kinds of New Places for New People

  1. Small Group
    A group of 3-12 people that gathers at least twice a month to experience what it means to Know, Care, Grow and Share:
    Know = Know and love God and neighbor (Mark 12:28-31)
    Care = “Bear one another’s burdens” (Galatians 6:2)
    Grow = “Teach them to obey” through applying scripture (Matthew 28:20)
    Share = Witness and serve beyond the church walls as authentic followers (Matthew 28:19 and Mark 10:45)

  2. Recovery Ministry
    A group of any size that helps people recover from addictions, e.g., Christian 12-step approach or Celebrate Recovery.

  3. Missional Community
    An ongoing group of any size outside the walls of a church that offers the good news of Jesus Christ to unchurched people in a neighborhood or community around a specific need or interest without the expectation that people will come to a church building (e.g. Missional communities can take place in bowling alleys, fitness centers, restaurants, VFW halls, homes, workplaces and more. Christian community can be built among students, artists, scientists, the homeless and more. It’s about serving people, listening to them, and figuring out by the leadership of the Holy Spirit what form church should take as it’s planted in the context where people live, work and do life.)

  4. New Worship Service
    A group of 15 or more that meets at least twice monthly to experience the Living God and reach persons not currently involved in a worshipping community.

  5. New Church or Multi-site
    A new stand-alone body of believers or a new site of an existing congregation created to reach new people.

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Missouri Conference Examples:

New Places for New People Team

Rev. Roger Ross, Team Lead
Tammy Calcote
Rev. Bruce Baxter
Rev. Melissa Dodd
Rev. Linda Harris
Rev. Mi Hyeon Lee
Rev. Geoff Posegate