Mission Update: Emmaus Church

Mission Update: Emmaus Church
“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” –Hebrews 13:16

 In 2001, Christ Presbyterian was opened as a church plant in Daphne, Alabama. A church plant can be thought of as a baby church in a new area. Church plants usually start small – and many fail within a few years. By God’s grace, CPC still sits atop this hill carrying out the work of the kingdom over 20 years later. CPC started as a church plant, and so church planting is near and dear to our hearts – it’s in our DNA.

Without the generous support of many other churches in its early days, CPC would not be here today. The EPC has placed a strong emphasis on church planting. Our denomination encourages every church to be a parent, partner, or patron of at least one church plant. A parent is a church that plants another church on its own – providing financial resources and the core membership of the new church plant. A partner is a church that may pair with other churches to plant a new church. A patron is a church that provides financial resources to a church plant.

In keeping with our history and our DNA, CPC is a patron to several church plants – one of which is located in Akersberga, Sweden. Emmaus church recently sent us an update along with some prayer requests. During the month of May, the church received five new members and reported that they are seeing many new visitors in their worship services. Emmaus is requesting prayer for their pastor as well as for their evangelism efforts in their local school.

Will you join me in praying for this important work in Sweden?

Your Pastor and Friend,
John Knox Foster

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