5 Ways You Can Help Plant Churches

Planting new churches is a priority for us in the Diocese of Cascadia. It is the primary way that we live out our mission of fulfilling the Great Commandment and Great Commission. If we are to continue doing this with success we need help. If you are wondering how you might be able to offer support here are 5 things that you can do as an individual...

  1. Pray - Pray for new church planters to be raised up. Pray for current church planters and their churches to continue to grow and flourish. Pray for the families of church planters and their marriages. 
  2. Give - Offer financial support that will go directly toward helping current and future church plants in our diocese. 
  3. Encourage - Send a letter or email to a church planter, let them know you are praying for them and ask them how they are doing. Take them out for coffee or a meal if you can!
  4. The Gift of Rest - Do you have a timeshare or a vacation home? Consider offering the gift of vacation and rest to a hard working church planter and their family.
  5. Spread the word - Tell others about what God is doing in the Diocese of Cascadia. The more people who know what God is doing the better! 

You can give toward the work of church planting now by clicking the "Donate" button below. If you would like help or need any more information please contact our Canon of Church Planting, Fr. Ryan Brotherton by filling out the contact form below. He will happily connect you with a church planter or help you get involved in supporting the work of church planting in the Diocese of Cascadia.

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All Saints Church Launches Weekly Services

We are so excited to announce the launch of another new parish in the Diocese of Cascadia, All Saints launches weekly services on April 15th.

We began discussing and praying about a church plant in Everett over a year ago. Barry Crane the Pastor of North Sound Church asked another Baptist Pastor in Everett if he would be willing to host and help plant an Anglican Church in their building. We met with the board of Bethel Baptist Church and started dreaming about what God might do. We also worked with Bishop Todd Hunter of the Diocese of C4SO who suggested a potential planter named Kevin Craik. To make a long story short, we met with Kevin and he and his wife Melissa began praying about their future and whether or not God was calling them to relocate their family from Southern California to Everett Washington. After many conversations and much prayer Kevin, Melissa, and their son Jamison moved here in September of 2016 to begin the work of starting a new parish in Everett. The Lord provided in so many ways along the way it is really incredible. One example of God's provision is that when Kevin met with one of his mentors and friends about their potential move the response he received was that this trusted mentor and his wife were also moving to the same area for completely different reasons. Another way that God provided was with a home for the Craiks to stay in for the first 9 months once they moved. Another friend moved up as well to be a part of the team and help with the difficult work of planting a church. God is on the move in the Northwest and we get to be apart of it by planting gospel centered, sacramental, spirit led, Anglican Churches! Thank you for all of your prayer and support as a diocese. Please pray for All Saints and the Craik family, and join them for worship on a Saturday night if you find yourself in the Everett area.

Church Planting Update

Did you know that in the Diocese of Cascadia we have an organization that was created specifically for the work of planting new Anglican Churches? We call this organization PAF (Promoting Anglican Fellowship). Having this organization allows us to offer many services to new churches including; legal covering and 501c3 status for tax deductible donations, accounting and bookkeeping services, assessments and coaching for planters, leadership training, financial support, liability insurance, as well as meeting many other practical needs of church plants and church planters. Here's an update on what has been happening in the last five years through PAF.

Christ Our Peace, Iona Community, Church of the Resurrection, Holy Trinity Edmonds, The Gathering at Saint Paul's, these are five churches that have been planted within the Diocese of Cascadia in the last five years. This is really good news! Planting a church a year is nothing to be taken lightly, God is on the move in Cascadia. PAF has been able to help these churches in many ways through the services that we are able to offer, we have also been able to help financially in many cases. Beyond these five congregations we have also added a newly formed congregation in Anchorage Alaska to our diocese, St. Andrew's Anglican Church

While we are excited for the work that God has been doing in and through the diocese to start new congregations we believe that He has more in store. On April 15th we will launch another new parish in Everett, Washington with the help of Bethel Baptist ChurchNorth Sound Church, and The Diocese of C4SO. Fr. Kevin Craik and his team have been preparing for this launch for the last 7 months and can't wait to start services at All Saints. We are also working with Deacon Jason Clark to plant a new parish in Salem, Oregon and Fr. Jesse Martin is beginning the work to plant another congregation in Ellensburg, Washington. 

As a diocese we are committed to seeing new churches planted throughout the northwest and we believe that this is what God has called us to do as we work to bring His kingdom to earth as it is in heaven. To do this successfully we need to work together as one church here in the diocese. There are many ways that you can help support the work of church planting in Cascadia, here are just a few. You can pray! Pray for these churches and there leaders by name. You can give! Financial gifts help us to support these new churches and the planters in various ways. You can tell the story! Sharing stories with others about what God is doing in the Diocese of Cascadia helps us all to remember that we are a part of something great, much bigger than each individual church. It also reminds us to give thanks to God that he is building his church here in Cascadia.

 
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