Recently, Stu Streeter, VP of Ministry Advancement and Church Planting, sat down with Exponential to record an episode for their podcast, Reproducing Churches. In the episode, Stu talks about the lofty goal of Disciples Church in Folsom, California, to reproduce ten churches in ten years. After five years, they didn’t seem to be on track to meet their goal, so Stu and the rest of the team on staff shifted strategies and they all became bi-vocational. Check out the podcast to learn how they came to this decision and what benefits they found in the process.
Announcing new interim executive director
On behalf of the governing board I am happy to announce that Rev. Dan Heringer has accepted the call to serve as the interim Executive Director of our conference. Dan has served in the NAB for his entire ministry career as director of God’s Volunteers/New Day, pastor, church planter, director of leadership development, and as regional minister of the Central Plains Region. For the past five years Dan has also served on the Executive Committee and the Governing Board. Dan comes to this position recommended by numerous leaders from across the NAB.
Feeding neighbors in Philadelphia
Rahiam and Danielle Bango both work at the same hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; she is a nurse, and he is a security manager. As Rahiam said, “It is an honor to serve and be part of teams to help wherever is needed.” This also includes their role as church planters. Despite being considered essential employees and working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, the Bangos, working with the members of their church, Abounding Faith Christian Fellowship, have been reaching out to members of their community who are in need of groceries but are unable to afford them due to COVID-19. The members of Abounding Faith have been purchasing groceries and dropping them off at the homes of families around Philadelphia, as well as Magnolia, New Jersey. They have also been feeding homeless people in the Philadelphia area. As Rahiam said, “It is important for the body of Christ to continue to support, encourage, and pray for one another.”
Want more stories of NAB churches making an impact on their communities in the midst of this pandemic, check out other Stories of Hope on the Ministry amidst Pandemic page.
New 2020 Intercessor
Welcome to the new Intercessor prayer calendar! This new version has been redesigned specifically to collectively focus our prayers on the four ends of the NAB Conference: missional initiatives, international missions, leadership formation, and ethnic partnerships. The prayer prompts for each week are set to align with one of these four ends.
Additionally, this new calendar has been created with longevity in mind. Rather than using up resources to mail a new calendar each month, the new Intercessor is designed to last through the end of the year. The first day of each month will start with the first prayer prompt, with each subsequent day following in order until you reach the last day of the month, at which point you will start again at the first prompt when the next month begins.
We hope this new Intercessor is not only a helpful tool for you in your prayer life, but we pray that it helps to unify us as we join in prayer together each day.