This team exists to aid in educating, encouraging and equipping our association in church planting for the purpose of leading others to know and follow Christ. Research revealed that in the four major counties that comprise Sarepta, there are approximately 225,000 people. Further research indicated that on any given Sunday there were only about 10,300 people in worship in our Sarepta churches. Easily, if you included all other evangelical denominations, there are more than 200,000 people in our area who are not in church every Sunday. This led us to conclude that we need to create a team to begin to develop a strategy for increasing New Work in our association. Primarily we have worked with church planters and churches to see three Hispanic churches, one Vietnamese church, one multi-ethnic congregation and an Anglo congregation start in the past 10 years.
If you would like to see how your church can get involve with our NWT to participate in starting new work in Sarepta, contact our office for more details.