Congrats to RED CHURCH in Pennsylvania on commissioning their first house church! Eighteen months ago when launching RED CHURCH, they determined to position themselves to be a multiplying church by keeping it simple and focusing on planting house churches.
“They determined to position themselves to be a multiplying church by keeping it simple and focusing on planting house churches”
The church helped a young family start “RED House Church” in their community for approximately 12 months, for one Sunday a month. Pastor David and Ann-Linet Badillo went through the Hero Maker resources with this couple, had them attend the Exponential DC Regional Conference, and read through Neil Cole’s Organic Church.
This past month, the young family approached Pastor David and Ann-Linet telling them they felt ready to take the leap and launch “Outside the Box Church” with a vision of having gatherings externally, in places most wouldn’t go. RED CHURCH blessed them and gave them the green light to assemble their launch team. Pastor David says this came easy because the disciples they raised up during their time as RED House Church became their launch team.
“This came easy because the disciples they raised up during their time as RED House Church became their launch team”
Pastor David explained that they lost half of their church members with the launch of Outside the Box Church. He remembers what J.D. Greear once said, “You can’t out give God.” He says, “We are trusting that as we launch new churches and release leaders and support, God will send us the next graduating class to prepare and launch!”
Congratulations RED CHURCH and Outside The Box Church, your Exponential Family is proud of you!
Want to help young leaders in your church experience what Outside The Box Church did at the Exponential DC Regional Conference? This fall, Exponential is bringing its “Made for More” live conference experience to Washington, D.C., Southern California, the Bay Area, Chicago, Houston and New York City. For information about bringing your team to these regional events, go to exponential.org/events.