We exist to inspire, equip, and empower Pastors, Lay Leaders, and Congregations to plant new community churches across the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the islands of Guam and Micronesia. We know there are people’s groups and areas in our territory which have not been reached with Jesus’ lifestyle and message of Compassion, Hope, and Wholeness. We understand that unless we go and become the Eyes, Heart, Hands, and Feet of Jesus in those communities, some may never experience the love of God, the compassion of Jesus, and the blessed hope of better day. We also realize that just as families reproduce and grow through the births of new babies, our Adventist churches which were planted years ago, have now matured, and for growth to take place, it is imperative to give birth to new congregations, with a 21st Century DNA and the objective to be incarnational and relevant right in the communities in which they are born.
These are the reasons why the Adventist Church in North America, in grand collaboration with our Union, Conferences, and Churches, is very committed to intentional Community Church Planting.
It is our vision to plant 1,000 new Community Churches in the next five years, as we await the Second Coming of Jesus and provide hope for the future by blessing people in the present.
Jose Cortes Jr. is the Associate Ministerial Director and leads Evangelism, Church Planting, Global Mission, Church Growth, and Mission to the Cities for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists