Samaria Partnerships (North America)
Heartland Interstate Strategy (I29 Corridor)
Video Courtesy of CBN.com
The HIS (Heartland Interstate Strategy) emerged as State Executive Directors from Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin, and Iowa began to dream about how we could advance the gospel to the west and in the far north, to the east and west. The dream became a vision to plant churches all along the Heartland Interstate. These churches would be strengthened so that they then would advance both east and west to be a sending center in the United States to get the Gospel to an area in great need.
Currently there is a team with representatives from all of the above mentioned State Conventions meeting, praying, dreaming and strategizing to place dots on a map of major cities. Each dot represents the need for a new church to be planted. Only as we work together will we see this dream realized. It is called cooperation. You can be an integral part in seeing this vision come to fruition. You can pray, give, send and go as individuals and churches. In the words of Dr. John Yeats, “We can do this!” Let’s do it together!
For more information on the Heartland Interstate Strategy, or to discover how you might become involved, contact Rick Hedger at firstname.lastname@example.org or Coordinator Jeffrey Chavez at email@example.com.
Upstate New York
The first step in the partnership with the Hudson Baptist Association in Upstate New York is to understand what God is already doing in the lives of people in the area so that we can effectively partner with them in the years to come. We accomplish this by going on Vision Trips, and the second of these trips is almost here. Pray about this opportunity, explore the details below and, if you believe God is leading you to take part, contact Rick Hedger for more information.
- Partner in church planting
- Strengthen churches by assisting in development of Acts 1:8 Missional Strategy
Looking Up-State: Videos
As a neighboring state, we have a special relationship with Iowa, and we are working hard to do everything we can to support the Baptist Convention of Iowa as they develop leaders, plant churches and create a missional mindset.
The Canadian National Baptist Convention (CNBC) has a goal of reaching a national total of 1,000 CNBC churches by the year 2020. With this in mind, Missouri Baptists are partnering with CNBC and Northern Ontario so that new churches will be started and current churches will be strengthened. To learn more, take a look at the resources below.
Documents and Links
Lead Catalyst Ontario
Phone: 905-829-5244 (O)
Pat & Nadine Armstrong
Church Starting Advocate for Northern Ontario
Pastor, All Nations Church, Sudbury, ON