Our partners have confirmed the calling to plant and are making it possible to start.
Harvest Bible Fellowship
Harvest Bible Fellowship was founded in 2002 by Pastor James MacDonald to oversee the church-planting mission of Harvest Bible Chapel. They believe that healthy things multiply, so they set out to not just plant churches, but to plant church-planting churches. They set the early goal of planting 10 churches in 10 years. They worried they might have been too ambitious. But God had bigger plans. Since 2002, by God’s grace, they have planted more than 150 churches including many internationally. The planting ministry consists of assessment, equipping, and coaching of church planters.
In 2016, Rich and his family sold their home in Round Hill, Virginia and moved to the Harvest Training Center for pastors in Chicago for the fall class. They were equipped and sent out to plant in Ashburn, Virginia.
Harvest Bible Fellowship also has a Training Center for pastors in Romania and just opened one in Haiti. There are plans for future Training Centers as God continues to grow this movement.
New City Network
On the surface, Washington, DC is a thriving metropolis, well known for its rich political and social history, and home to some of America’s most impressive architecture, art, food, sportsand entertainment. Spiritually speaking, however, our city is in deep decline. More than six million people representing various racial, cultural and religious backgrounds live in Metro DC. Sadly, research shows that only 12.5 percent have an affiliation with an evangelical church. There are also several unreached, largely immigrant people groups right here in our region.Against this backdrop, McLean Bible Church (MBC) has been a beacon of hope for
Against this backdrop, McLean Bible Church (MBC) has been a beacon of hope for more than 50 years. God has used MBC powerfully to reach many in our city with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. However, there is more work that lies ahead of us, and we recognize that we cannot tackle it alone. Reaching our city for Christ will require hundreds of mighty churches, all working together toward the same goal.
For this reason, they prayerfully launched New City Network, a new church planting network that we pray will establish Gospel-centered churches throughout Metro DC.
The North American Mission Board exists to work with churches, associations and state conventions in mobilizing Southern Baptists as a missional force to impact North America with the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism and church planting. We accomplish that through Send North America, our national strategy for mobilizing churches to plant churches and mobilizing church planters and other missionaries to assist with those efforts.