20/20 Vision

Strengthening home missions.
We hope to see the establishment of 20 new congregations and mission churches by the year 2020. We've seen growth from 78 to 93 churches since 2005!

Casper, WY calls Sam McCracken to serve as church planter

The Casper, Wyoming, Commission has called recent seminary graduate Sam McCracken to church plant in Casper. Sam has accepted that call. Please pray for Sam and his family as they move to the area this summer.

Visit there web page at http://CasperRPChurch.org

Posted by Bruce Parnell on Thu, 19 Jun 2014

Marion, IN Update

Pastor Jason Camry writes - Marion continues to see visitors and we have a solid core group of families. Our new location has been a great blessing because of its openness and easy to find placement in our city. We would ask that others pray for our unity and protection of the fellowship, and that God would bless our preaching and evangelism. We have had several people interested in the work and our prayer is that Jesus would add them to our congregation.

Visit there web page at http://marionrpc.wordpress.com

Posted by Bruce Parnell on Fri, 28 Feb 2014

Las Vegas RP Fellowship

Currently there are 10-12 who regularly attend the Las Vegas Fellowship. “On the fence” are another 8 or so from a local church who come out occasionally to hear preaching and to attend the midweek fellowship. Midweek the group is going through the Shorter Catechism and focusing on discipleship one to another. The love and mutual support of the group is very evident.

Live preaching is every other week, while, on the off weeks, Reformed Voice is utilized in the stated services. The group and the Pacific Coast Presbytery are thankful for the many men from all over the denomination who have come to preach at worship services.

Recently a young woman, who is a pharmacist in the area, was doing research on Civil War general D. H. Hill. As an unbeliever she was struck by his firm religious conviction and his unwavering faith all throughout his life of hardship and tragic loss. She obtained a copy of the Westminster Standards for further research and became convinced by the Scripture proofs that what she was reading was the truth. She made contact with the Las Vegas group out of a craving to hear the word of God as well as for fellowship with those who share her beliefs. Thus she became convicted of her sins and converted by the saving power of God’s word. How great is God’s sovereignty that all things be done according to His immutable will and all to His everlasting glory.

Posted by Bruce Parnell on Mon, 16 Dec 2013

Dallas RP Mission Church Established

Just one year ago, God providentially brought together a group in the Dallas, TX area who were interested in starting an RP Church. That group included newly received minister, Mark Koller, and under his leadership and the oversight of the Stillwater Session they began worship services in May. Since that time, God has added to the group so that they currently have six committed families with a total number of 27 in attendance.

Starting in September, the fellowship found and began renting a Seventh Day Adventist Church school building in Lewisville, TX. This is a suburb of the DFW area located inside the I-35 beltway on the north side of Dallas. It is centrally located to the attending families and provides a pleasant place to worship at a reasonable price, especially for Dallas.

As the work has really blossomed this fall, the Midwest Presbytery has taken the step to establish Dallas as a Mission Church and to begin the process of calling Mark Koller as church planter. He is bi-vocational right now, and looking forward to giving himself full time to the gospel ministry.

You can learn more about them at their web page, facebook page, and sermon audio.

http://dallasrpf.org/

https://www.facebook.com/DallasRPCNA

http://reformedvoice.com/source_detail.asp?sourceid=dallasrpc

Posted by Bruce Parnell on Tue, 12 Nov 2013

Developments in Texas

News from Church Planting efforts in Texas!

Over the past six months God has been opening up new windows of opportunity for church planting in Texas. This includes continued work in Bryan, TX and new developments in North Dallas.

The Living Way RP Mission Church of Bryan/College Station, TX has entered into a new phase of work. On April 14th weekly morning worship services began. Chaplain Jonathan Leach, Colonel in the Army Reserves, will serve in Bryan for the next six months, providing preaching and on-site leadership for the group. This will take place in a leased facility fully renovated for just this purpose. For Dallas, please pray for:

• Seed families and individuals to commit to the work

• Conversions through the preaching of God’s Word

• Sufficient finances to fund the work

• The Bryan Commission and Rev. Jonathan Leach as they take responsibility for weekly preaching

Dallas – A group of five families has petitioned the Midwest Presbytery to start a new congregation in Dallas. These families have come to know and love the Lord and the RP church from a variety of avenues. One providential aspect to this opportunity is that one of the families is that of Mark Koller, a new pastor in the Midwest Presbytery. Rev. Mark Koller joined the RPCNA at the fall 2012 meeting of Presbytery. He came to us having been convinced of the distinctive principles of the Reformed Presbyterian Church and wanting to minister according to those convictions. He and his family live just outside Dallas, TX. Most recently, Mark had served in Texas working to plant a church while also holding down a full time job in a medical laboratory. When he joined the RPCNA, Mark moved his membership to the Stillwater, OK congregation and has enjoyed time of fellowship and mentorship with them.

Given this open door for ministry in Dallas, the Presbytery has pressed ahead to explore whether the Lord would have us establish a church in the north Dallas area. One important recent development is the beginning of weekly, morning worship services on May 5th. For more information, visit http://dallasrpf.org/

For Dallas, please pray for:

• Seed families and individuals to commit to the work

• Conversions through the preaching of God’s Word

• Sufficient finances to fund the work

Posted by Bruce Parnell on Wed, 15 May 2013