I feel like every day we just keep taking small steps forward and they seem to come faster as time goes on. Here are a few updates from this week:
- Grant approved! We received a $25,000 Mission Program Grant. What an answer to prayer (and a lot of hard week by our discernment team). Details here.
- Website, Facebook Page, Email (Brandon@stanwoodtidelands.org) up and running!
- Mountain View PC’s Session approved a bunch of proposals by our core team including setting up a bank account, approving Core Team members, and setting the date for our first worship gathering on Sunday, October 28 (time/place TBA)
- We had our first informational meeting last Saturday, and we have another one coming up on Thursday, October 25, 6:00 PM at the Stanwood Library
- There are some solid leads on possible spaces in the community for offices and worship gatherings. Already I’m dreaming about ways to incorporate these spaces as part of our mission in the community.
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I am very happy to have stumbled across this site. I am currently a Fuller Pasadena MDIV student but originally from Seattle, WA. I am discerning a possible call to return home and start a NCD myself. This site is a great help to see what you are going through, fundraising, support issues, etc. Good luck on your ventures. I will be checking back often.
I’m glad that it is helpful Laura! Have you connected with Craig Williams yet (Associate, Western Office of Church Development)? There is a great assessment process set up for those seeking to discern whether they are called to church planting ministry. Craig is in your area. If you email me at Brandon@stanwoodtidelands.org I can pass on contact information. Feel free to contact me if I can offer help or answer questions at any time! If your back in the Seattle area and want to get a glimpse of what were doing we would love to have you visit!