30 Oct On the Road: Talking about Church Planting
Last night (Thursday), Sandy and I had supper with Andy and Merri Sikora, both Huntington University graduates who live in Berea, Ohio. Tom Blaylock was also there.
Andy is currently the Lead Teaching Pastor for the 707 Sunday night young adult ministry at Cuyahoga Valley Church in Broadview Heights, Ohio. Andy and Merri are going to plant a United Brethren church in Berea starting next fall. We had a great supper and conversation.
This morning Tom, Andy, and I met with:
- Rick Duncan, who pastors Cuyahoga Valley Church.
- Guy Stevens, who heads a church planting organization called NEO360, based in Cleveland, Ohio.
- Matt Jones, an intern with NEO360.
We had a great meeting as they shared their vision for impacting northeast Ohio with planting churches which not only see lost people come to Christ, but also impact their communities with their presence in every area. Exciting stuff. They want to partner with us to see a UB church planted.
We all want to work across denominational lines to accomplish the mission of impacting the kingdom of God.