Monday, April 23, 2007

São Leopoldo Church Plant

Many of you have been following the ups and downs of the church planting work we started in the city of São Leopoldo for a year now. As you may know, we started in January of last year by meeting for prayer with 4 members of a Baptist church on the other side of the city. After several months, we moved to evangelistic surveying in the neighborhood, and then started 8 week evangelistic Bible studies in the homes of unbelievers. As people received Christ, we folded them into discipleship groups and had joint monthly meetings for all of the home groups. In November, the work was handed over to the supervision of the mother church. Since that time, the strategy was changed from home groups to a more traditional approach, and on Saturday night April 21, 2007, the mother church officially inaugurated the new rented building in which they are continuing the work.

As you can see in the video, about 75 people were present, mostly from the mother church, although a number of visitors and new believers were present. Enjoy the video, and pray that God will richly bless this church plant and use them in great ways to transform their neighborhood for Christ!

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