God is at work in amazing ways through church plants in New England. You can join His work by becoming a partner church or supporting an ethnic church plant. Learn more:
Partnership is a vital part of the church planting process. Partner churches help provide church planters with encouragement, resources and prayer so these leaders can complete the work God has given them.
Your church can choose from four types of partnership.
- A Partner Church comes alongside a new church plant providing different types of support and resources as needed.
- A Sponsor Church makes a commitment to adopt a new church plant that has no local support to help it thrive and impact others with the Gospel.
- A Sending Church sends out a church planter to reach a new area or people group. This church finds ways to support, encourage and assist the church plant, celebrating its success as though it was a "child" in their own ministry.
- A Multiplying Church Center prioritizes church planting by regularly and systematically reproducing churches out of its own congregation. MCC churches intentionally and continually reproduce.
A church doesn't have to be perfect, large or even experienced to partner with a church plant. We have plenty of resources to assist churches you. Contact our Church Planting department to learn more.
Immigrants make up nearly 10% of the New England population, so ethnic church planting must be a priority. BCNE churches currently minister in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Arabic, Cambodian, Filipino, Greek, Russian, Quechua, Nepali, Burmese, Vietnamese, Bengali and more. God is giving us the opportunity to take the Gospel to the nations, right here at home!
Ethnic church planters face two main challenges.
- The size of the task. The sheer number of people groups is overwhelming, and the shortage of church planters familiar with the diverse languages and cultures prevents us from planting more churches.
- The need for additional support. Since living in New England is expensive, most ethnic church planters are bi-vocational. Full-time work outside the home can leave planters with little time for their families. Things get even more complicated for planters who come to America on a religious visa – they are not allowed to get secular jobs until they receive a green card, which can take years.
Are you willing to partner with an ethnic church plant? Are you interested in becoming an ethnic church planter? Contact our Church Planting department to discuss how you can help us reach more people groups in New England.
If you would like to support the long-term viability of church planting in New England, consider making a donation to the Baptist Foundation of New England's church planting fund using the secure Paypal link below.