In northwest Mississippi in the small city of Horn Lake, a new church, Christ Fellowship, is being planted. Pastor Michael Winebrenner (who is white) has recruited Michael Williamson (who is African-American) to join him as a team member so they can, with the help of the Lord, build a crosscultural church in this Mississippi town bordering Memphis TN. Funds from the Thanksgiving Offering help support Michael while he works beside Pastor Winebrenner in ministries of evangelism, outreach, and worship.
Raising up minority leadership, indigenous leadership, and crosscultural leadership enables pastors and church planters to both model and demonstrate the reconciling power of Jesus Christ. Raising up such leaders allows the church to hear the cries of the people among whom it ministers and be more effective in reaching them. We can’t do it without your help. Pray especially that the Lord will multiply our efforts in bringing the Gospel to poor communities in our own country.
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