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Church Planting Spotlight

Renewal Church

Harvest denotes the season for gathering mature crops and marks a period of celebration of effort and growth. For congregations like Renewal MB Church in Rapid City, S.D., autumn brings a busy season and expanded opportunities for ministry.

In the past quarter, Renewal has engaged in new outreach ministries. At a Tuesday coffee with community leaders, Lead Pastor Jon Fiester and NextGen Pastor Abby Hoehne met with local police department leaders, neighborhood managers and others to discuss area concerns, work toward solutions and find potential ways to support other organizations in the Rapid City community.

Renewal’s largest event of the year, Trunk or Treat, reached more than 430 adults and children. The congregation partnered with the local police department, Rapid City Human Relations Commission, Potter’s House Church, Destiny Church and Open Bible Church. God continues to grow Renewal’s capacity to spread love and healing in the highest crime area in Rapid City, S.D.

Along with the outward harvest, the Renewal congregation developed closer connections within its church body. Allowing for more kingdom service, Renewal shifted its outreach ministry to Grow leaders and Grow groups, meaning Grow leaders plan, coordinate and organize service projects for their groups. This also allowed leadership greater opportunities. Over 45 percent of Renewal was involved in Grow groups.”

Prayer Opportunities:

  • Spiritual, emotional and physical protection for pastors, elders and leaders with flu season in full swing
  • Continual open doors for Gospel conversations with Renewal’s community residents
  • Clarity and wisdom for continual event planning to boost local neighborhood engagement.

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.


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.


LEAD One Program

LEAD One events are FREE regional, one-day interactive leadership training events presented by USMB for church leaders or teams of leaders. These events provide an opportunity to learn more about a specific theme or topic in a relaxed and casual setting. These events help build networks where pastors can be encouraged, share ideas and build lasting relationships.

We are in the planning stages for the next series LEAD One events. Check back for the next LEAD One coming to your area. Meanwhile, visit LEAD One for more information.



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