Our friends Arlan and Susan Koppendryer have been called by God to start a new church in the southwest metro area of the Twin Cities. This church is a Cooperative effort between Bridgewood Church (CRC) in Savage, Minnesota and Classis Lake Superior of the Christian Reformed Church. We are very excited to be part of this movement of God in the Southwest Metro. The initial phase of this new church plant is called:
Why Plant a New Church in the Southwest Metro?
It has been demonstrated that new churches, especially in their early years are more effective at reaching the lost than older, established churches. The area southwest of the Twin Cities, Chanhassen and Chaska, is one of the fastest growing areas in Minnesota. Tens of thousands of people in that area are unchurched and do not know Christ.
When will the Church Open for Ministry?
The church will have its first big, Grand Opening Service on April 16, 2017. That is Easter Sunday. Right now the core group is forming that will help to launch this church. That Core Group is made up of 20 individuals who have committed themselves to be helpful at this phase of the new church start. 20 individual Christians.
What will this Church Be like?
Our goal is to be a biblically driven Church that
- Reaches the lost for Christ,
- Takes people to a deeper, more satisfying life with Jesus Christ.
- Helps people biblically navigate the demands of 21st century living.
How Can I Help?
- Pray, please pray for this important mission. Pray for the core group as it continues to come together. Pray for Susan and I that we will be faithful, creative and durable. God is good and gracious and we are confident that He will answer the prayers of many to overcome the obstacles of the evil one.
- We hope you can contribute to this mission. We need your help. Please understand that any contribution you make will be very, very helpful. You can do this by taking a minute to read and check the appropriate boxes on the enclosed card.
If you would like to support this important mission in the Southwest Metro go online to: www.godstartsit.org
It is God who will accomplish this important mission. He desires that no one should be lost.