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Church Planting Spotlight

SouthLife Church

Kevin Friedberg grew up in south Wichita, Kansas, a place that for him was one of brokenness and pain. After leaving south Wichita for college, he vowed to never go back. However, after marrying his wife, Kendra, and growing in his faith journey, Kevin developed a strong burden to go back and bring life to this underserved community.

Meanwhile, a struggling church in south Wichita reached a critical turning point. The leadership wanted to see local ministry continue and made the sacrificial decision to give the facility to Ridgepoint Church, a USMB congregation in north Wichita. A vision was born.

Ridgepoint hired Andy Owen as pastor of equipping and multiplication, with a main role to build a team to pursue God’s heart for the south facility and community. The facility has been a center for prayer, training and equipping for many years. This new core of leaders has carried on that heart by developing a vision to see this church be a place out of which springs true life for south Wichita and for the world.

The vision for SouthLife Church is for this south campus to be a home to a unique church family that is marked by the empowering presence of God through the Holy Spirit in their gatherings, as well as a Christlike presence in their community. A safe space for families, for diversity and for fruitful service – a place where true life springs up to display God’s Kingdom for His glory.

The Friedbergs will serve as the part-time pastor and church planter, with Andy Owen providing pastoral and administrative support. They are planning an official launch on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023.

To partner with this new church in prayer and financial support, contact Andy Owen at andy@ridgepointwichita.com.


CORD Program

CORD Program. USMB is partnering with immigrant churches through the new CORD program. CORD will provide biblical training around our Confession of Faith, assistance in establishing a stable place of worship, leadership development and connection with like-minded congregations.

Isaiah 54:2 (ESV) “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes."

Click here for more information or contact Henri Ngolo, Integrated Immigrant Coordinator, or Terry Hunt, Eastern District Minister.


Leadership Pipeline

Leadership Pipeline identifies, invests in and empowers leaders for vocational ministry by providing members with paid ministry internships, free leadership training and connection with local internship possibilities.

Churches and other faith-based organization are also invited to join the Leadership Pipeline. Members will be connected with potential intern candidates and help to prepare for a successful internship experience.   Visit www.leaderpipeline.net to learn more.


LEAD Cohorts

LEAD Cohorts  are FREE online meeting places for small groups of MB pastors and leaders – or anyone interested in learning more about a specific topic or gathering with like-minded people. Cohorts meet online every two weeks for about an hour and typically last three months.

The next session of LEAD Cohorts will begin next Spring. Watch your email inbox for information in early September. Here is a listing of the cohorts that were offered this Fall. You can expect to see some of these and possibly some new topics later this year. Online registration will be available. If you have additional questions please email Janae Rempel.


LEAD Coaching Program

LEAD Coaching is an intentional, ongoing life-on-life relationship that empowers the person being coached to realize their full potential, purpose, confidence, courage, joy and vocational accomplishment.

Trained coaches are skilled at listening, asking powerful questions, defining goals, helping you develop relevant action plans and providing the accountability and support for you to succeed.

Watch this short video, or click here for more information or to download the brochure.


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