Texas Church Planting Coordinator Tom Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org) shared this exciting news
“A church multiplication movement has begun in San Antonio. In 2002, there were 11 churches. Just two years later, 10 additional church groups have been added.
The goal has been set to have one church for every 25,000 of the city’s population. This would require a minimum of 56 churches.
On October 23, 2004 an English Church Planting Rally was held at the Immanuel Church Group’s rented facility. Special music by a 19 member ensemble, directed by Ray Barizo, was provided by the Fil-Am Church Plant. A growth strategy for the Fil-Am Church Plant is to offer free music lessons to youth who are interested in learning to play the bandoria (a favorite instrument in the Philippines). A number of young people have joined their growing group as a result of this ministry. Another element of the rally was spontaneous prayer. Throughout the day, small groups could be observed praying together or opening Scripture. Various seminars offered training in church planting and evangelism. San Antonio is blessed with a number of successful lay-led church plants. The lay leaders were recognized and thanked for their significant contribution to God’s work!”