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Spread the Word 2014

As you can tell, blogging has not been high on the priority list during 2013. That’s something I hope to correct going forward. I’ll break the blog silence with another announcement. We are launching a new ministry for next summer called Spread the Word 2014.

Spread the Word (STW) is a ministry designed to equip men for God-centered gospel ministry while exposing them to the church planting opportunities in SE Michigan (particularly in Detroit) and engaging them in aggressive evangelism along side of metro Detroit churches.

This new ministry will be based out of our church, Inter-City Baptist Church, and we have asked Evangelist Aaron Coffey to spend the summer here overseeing it. Aaron will lead the STW teams and coordinate the outreach efforts by the teams in area churches throughout the summer.

STW will be recruiting twelve men who will serve on three teams which will divide their time between: (a) outreach efforts in metro Detroit churches; (b) evangelism in and exposure to the city of Detroit; and (c) partnering with ICBC to spread the gospel in the Downriver suburbs of Detroit. The teams will rotate between these ministry opportunities on a weekly basis throughout the summer.

The name of this ministry is based on the responsibility of local assemblies to work toward spreading God’s Word throughout the region around them. This was what happened after the Word landed in Antioch of Pisidia–”And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed. And the word of the Lord was spreading throughout the whole region” (Acts 13:48-49). That’s our desire and prayer for Southeast Michigan!

If you are interested in joining the summer team (or know somebody who might be), please contact us and we’ll send you details about applying for the team. We would be very grateful for your intercession for this effort. Pray like Paul asked the Thessalonians to intercede for his ministry: “pray for us that the word of the Lord will spread rapidly and be glorified” (2 Ths 3:1). SDG

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