City Experience

During the summer, as our teams visit Cleveland, they will go on a “City Experience”. We discovered that there’s not just one place to go in Cleveland and really see the whole thing. So our teams will go on a prayer drive through four main neighborhoods of the city. At each stop, they will watch a video and hear from church planters in that area share about their ministry and ways the team can pray for them. If you would like to participate in this prayer experience from home, click on the links below that correspond with the stops on the map.

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Stop 1

Stop 2

Stop 3

 

An End and A Beginning

The first combo project is over and another one is beginning. We had a great week, check out these awesome crews and the Project cam!

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Summer 2015…RECONCILE

Before summer 2014 is finished, we want to give Group Leaders, participants, and parents a preview of the 2015 theme, Reconcile. All of our summer missions projects will be this theme.

Here is a basic description…

Next summer we will be exploring the theme Reconcile. It is a powerful and liberating message that helps students understand that God wants to make us a new creation, reconciling us to Himself through Christ. He has given us the ministry of reconciliation to help others be reconciled to God through Christ, and He calls us to be agents of reconciliation to all tribes, tongues, and nations.

We will be focusing on the following three areas:

1)      God wants us to be reconciled to Him through His Son, Jesus.

2)      He also wants us to go into the world and help others be reconciled to God through His Son, Jesus.

3)      Finally, He wants us to be agents of reconciliation, helping mend relationships and heal wrongs through the power of the grace and forgiveness of Jesus.

As we unpack this theme, students will be hit with the truth but also comforted with the depth and weight of all that Christ has done for us.

Our key passage for the summer will be 2 Corinthians 5:17-21.

We hope to see you there! Here is the full schedule for all of our student mission trips.

 

Super Sunday!

Hey Friends and Family,

Its Sunday here in Seattle! Today was a packed full day full of Church, Training, and the Concert of Prayer.

This morning each group had the chance to meet their church planter and attend service with them this morning. It was an awesome time for students to meet their church planter and catch the vision for the people they are trying to reach.

This afternoon our students sat through three sessions of training. This training is devoted to teaching students what church planting is and what it looks like in this city.

Then, tonight was our Concert of Prayer. This is a focused time of prayer and worship. This year we have devoted this time solely to Jesus. We spend this time celebrating Christ and all he has done. Its an incredible time of worship and a great time to remember why we are here in Seattle this week.

This week is going to be incredible. We have already seen God show up in so many cool way, and we can’t wait to see what else He has in store. Please keep prahying for us this week and don’t forget to send E-couragrams and encourage your student!

Seattle P2 has Began!!!

Hey Friends and Family,

Its Saturday here in Seattle and we just kicked off P2 Missions Seattle 2014!

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We are so excited to be here in this city this week. This week we have Gabe Dodd as our Project Coordinator, Debby Waldon as our Ministry Coordinator, and your summer staff are as follows: Alyse Malavasi, Missions and Communication Specialist and Team Leader, Nicole Meluso, Office Manager, Molly Fly, Audio Visual Technician, and Ashton Waltman, Music Leader.

This week, we have almost 130 participants from six different churches here to serve the city of Seattle. They all arived today, ready and eager to come alongside this city.

Tonight, we had our City Experience. This is a time where we catch a vision for this city. We went out to a park here with a beautiful view of the city and one of our church planters talked to us about how much this city needs Christ. A few things he shared with us: Seattle’s population is almost 4 million. Of those four million, 1.5% claim to be Evangelical Christians. There is only 1 Southern Baptist Church for every 29,000 people. As you can see, this city desperately needs Christ!

We then spend time praying over this city!

 

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We are so excited for what God is doing here in this city. Please be praying for everyone here. Please send E-couragrams to your students and be encouraging them as they work alongside these Church Planters.

Wednesday Update!

Today our students headed back to their ministry sites for another great day of working with church planters!

Today the group from Wilmington Baptist Association went to the Salvation Army in Leesburg, Virginia, to volunteer with their church planter.  Their church planter is about to plant The Rising Church in Leesburg and he was able to build relationships with community organizations like the Salvation Army through ministering with our students.  While they were working at the Salvation Army, the group met a man who is very interested in The Rising Church and is looking for a church home!

 

Sorting at the Salvation Army!

Sorting at the Salvation Army!

Reorganizing their book display!

Reorganizing their book display!

Our group from Seaford Baptist Church spent the day ministering in Sterling, Virginia.  They handed out invitations at the mall to a block party that their church planter will be hosting tomorrow!

Ministering at the mall!

Ministering at the mall!

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Tomorrow will be our last day of ministry! The week has gone by so fast! We’ve seen God work in awesome ways through our students.

Stay tuned for more updates!

 

Light of the World

Today, is the first day at ministry sites and it has already been amazing seeing God moving through all of the participants’ lives!  We caught up with three church groups.  Here are some photos from each of the ministry sites.

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The Mount Baptist working with Voyager.                         First Baptist Church Duncan working at an elementary school.

 

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 Parkview Baptist Church working with Urbancrest handing out flyers

 

After a long day out in the community the participants headed back to Fellowship Baptist Church for the reflective gathering.  During this time the church group that is partnering with Voyager church plant shared what ministry is occurring during the week.  We are so excited for everything that is occurring!  Pray that God continues to move in awesome ways here in Cincinnati!

 

“But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.”

-Psalm 33:11

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1, 2, 3, GO!

Greetings from Cincinnati! Everyone arrived at Fellowship Baptist Church and has already been really busy.  Yesterday was chalked full of adventure and following arrivals we did the city experience.  All of the churches drove to a park that overlooked the city skyline, and we had an abbreviated worship gathering.  After our time together in Devou Park everyone headed to downtown Cincinnati to Fountain Square.  By the time we all got back to the church we were pretty tired, but excited for what the next day held!

 

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Today we all went to the morning service at Fellowship Baptist Church, our lodging facility.  Following the service, all of the participant churches attended their church plant’s gathering.  Lunch with their church planter followed, and then they came back to the lodging facility for church plant training.

 

Tonight’s worship service was different from every other gathering we will have for the rest of the week.  Concert of Prayer was a beautiful service the students were able to experience, and it was all about Jesus!  It was awesome to see everyone worshipping God tonight.  We cannot wait to see how God will use everyone this week.  God is so good yall!

 

“Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

-Psalm 23

Start Your Engines!

We are so excited for churches to start arriving for P2 Cincinnati!  The stage is set, the facility is looking great, and God is going to do incredible things this week.  As churches are driving here tomorrow, we are praying for traveling mercies upon all of you.  Get ready for a week filled with fun, ministry, and to grow in your relationship with our awesome God!  Your summer staff team is anxiously awaiting your arrival.  We cannot wait to see everyone’s smiling faces tomorrow.

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Your summer staff for the week! 

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.”

-1 Chronicles 16:34

It’s Not Over

It is the end of this pivotal project week, and we are wrapping things up here in Cincinnati.  Here is the project cam that Keith has been working on tirelessly.  We hope you enjoy it, and we would love to see you back here next year!

-North Team