outreach

How Can We Reach the Next Generation?

How Can We Reach the Next Generation?

As the school year launches, schedules are packed, students are anxiously excited and families are adjusting to their new norms.  The question arises, what will become of this next generation?

How can we reach, equip and send this generation of unique individuals, each with exceedingly high expectations of themselves and the organizations they choose to engage with? 

A Testimony of Hospitality

A Testimony of Hospitality

I think the most wonderful story in all my years at Cambridgeport Baptist Church was told to our congregation by a Chinese family in 2017.

Over ten years earlier this family took part in our English classes, Bible studies and even baking classes with Barbara Beevers. Though they never believed in Jesus while they were here, they were grateful for our friendship and help during their time in Cambridge.

Seek the Welfare of the City: Engaging the Community

Seek the Welfare of the City: Engaging the Community

I have only been the lead pastor of two churches: a church plant in a rural-to-suburban community in Washington state and a replant/revitalization pastor of a church in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston. On the surface there seems to be very little common ground, but something that I have learned in both roles is the importance of community engagement.

Historic Replant Makes Community Connections

Historic Replant Makes Community Connections

Last Saturday more than 300 people made their way to Legacy Church at First Baptist Church Sutton (MA) and warmed up with a drink at the hot chocolate bar or enjoyed complimentary sandwiches and baked goods during the Sutton Chain of Lights.

Legacy Church at FBC Sutton is the fourth oldest Baptist church in Massachusetts and has roots dating back to 1735. But in recent years the congregation has dwindled to only twelve members.

Dozens Respond During Wild Game Outreach

Dozens Respond During Wild Game Outreach

More than three dozen people responded to an invitation to follow Christ at a Sportsmen’s Banquet and Wild Game Dinner hosted by New City Church in Bath, Maine, on Oct. 1.

“Hunting is huge here, and the great thing about it is that … a lot of the folks who would find themselves out in the woods or spending time with a community of hunters would probably not be the ones who would be taking their families to church or coming to spiritual things,” said pastor Joel Littlefield.