Final 24 hours to  register for $99 that includes lodging
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Dear Church Planters

There are just24 hours left to take advantage of our fantastic registration deal for the Path 1 National Church Gathering October 27-29 in Orlando Florida. $99 includes your lodging, several meals and awesome speakers like

Ron Martoia – Quantum Integral Coaching – http://ronmartoia.com/

Derek Jacobs   – The Village UMC- http://www.thevillageumc.org/

Michael Baughman – Union Coffee Shop –https://uniondallas.net

Amanda Garber – RISE UMC – http://www.riseharrisonburg.com/

Paul Moon – Broken Builders UMC – http://www.b3m.org/

Iosmar Alvarez – Global Empowerment Ministries – https://www.visualcv.com/iosmaralvarez

Steven Barr – Cast Member Church – http://www.castmemberchurch.com/

Jerry Herships – Afterhours Denver – http://afterhoursdenver.org/

Elaine Heath  – Perkins School of Theology -/ Missional Wisdom Foundation – http://missionalwisdom.com/

And over 20 more speakers

You will be uplifted by the preaching of Rev.  Matt Miofsky Lead pastor at The Gathering UMC with 4 locations in St. Louis, MO.

Rev. Suzanne E.  Katschke Co- Pastor of Crosswinds UMC with two locations in Harvest Alabama and Rev. Dr. Candace Lewis the Executive Director for Path 1 New Church Starts of Discipleship Ministries.

You will get an opportunity to connect with other church planters from across the Connection and relax at the beautiful Doubletree Hotel SeaWorld in Orlando Florida.  Register Today so that you so not miss the first UMC Church Planters Gathering designed for Church Planter for Church Planters. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

William T Chaney Jr
SEJ New Church Strategist
New Church Starts (Path 1)
Discipleship Ministries | The United Methodist Church

www.UMCdiscipleship.org
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(877) 899-2780 Ext. 7077

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For immediate release July 15,2013
Media contact: Donna Dodson  (410) 945-8397

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CHANEY APPOINTED AS REVITALIZATION PASTOR, TO START A NEW FAITH COMMUNITY

The Rev. William T. Chaney Jr. has been appointed to the Infinite Grace Parish which is comprised of two congregations by resident Bishop Marcus Matthews of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. . A new church initiative Infinite Grace Fellowship and revitalizing church West Baltimore United Methodist Church.  Rev. William T Chaney Jr began his pastoral duties in the historic 40 West Corridor of Baltimore on July 1.  The initial worship will be located at 5130 Greenwich Avenue in Baltimore.

Rev. Chaney most recently served as the District Superintendent of the Baltimore Metropolitan District. Rev. Chaney, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a natural, dynamic speaker, who has also served churches in Georgia, Ohio and Maryland since 1990, prior to coming to Baltimore. William has a passion for youth which was demonstrated while he served The Youth Theological Initiative at Emory University , the Youth Hope Builders Academy at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Frederick County. He has also been a featured speaker with Monster.com’s “Making it Count” program to provide students with templates for success in high school, college and beyond.

Regarding his appointment with enthusiasm, Pastor Chaney explains, “My main objective is to develop a dynamic, multiethnic congregation that is relevant to this current generation and serves the needs of the people in the West Baltimore community.  I have a vision of both congregations being healthy, vibrant churches that function through team ministry to provide opportunities for people’s lives to be transformed.”

Chaney is married to Rev. Michelle Holmes Chaney, and they have one daughter, Courtney Elizabeth.  Pastor Chaney holds degrees in communication from the University of Cincinnati and Georgia State University. He obtained a Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Georgia.

The Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church is comprised of 694 congregations with nearly 200,000 members. It is the home of Methodism in America, with the founding of the denomination at Lovely Lane Chapel in 1784.
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Missional Communities vary widely but can be described as mid-sized groups (20 – 50 people) who are bonded in vision and on the mission of God for their group together. At Infinite Grace we call them Grace Communities and Grace Circles.  We are preparing to launch 4 Grace Communities in September.  We are looking at Arbutus, Catonsville, Woodlawn, and Randalstown.  Check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/infinitegracefellowship

Why Should Churches Plant Churches?
By Phil Longmire

·        Young Churches have the potential to bring many new people to our faith

·        Our church to population ratio is declining. This is based on the US census

·        America is still one of the greatest mission fields in the world

·        Because We Are Losing a Generation

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This is a good article by Phil.  I have not written much about new church plants lately but I believe that church multiplication is more important than membership multiplicaiton. Changing the established mainline church DNA will be a challenge.  The change will include celebrating new churches, intentionally seeding new churches with discipled tithing members, supportting new ministries financially and training senior pastors to encourage and nurture new church pastors.