"The church is God's plan—you are God's plan—to reach North America and the nations with the hope of the gospel." - NAMB
The Glade Church firmly believes in the important task of planting churches in stratefic places for the purpose of reaching the lost. We have strategically partnered with mission organizations, churches, and church plants around our nation who are intentionally serving with compassion and offering real hope where there is a need for evangelism. We are passionate about our mission partners, church partners and about the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and excited to partner with them to equip church planters around the world.
In 2016, The Glade Church began a partnership with Collaboration Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Collaboration Church is a church plant located in the College Park neighborhood in South Atlanta. College Park is a predominately African American community. The culture in College Park is drastically different than the culture here in The Glade. We strive to empower the pastor, Jason Lumpkin, and the church as a whole as they carry out the vision God has given them for making disciples and impacting the world, beginning in the College Park neighborhood. Jason serves as a bi-vocational pastor as he works full time and pastors the church. Night to Shine takes place across the world every February.
Night to Shine is a prom for those with special needs and it exists to communicate the love of God to those individuals who attend. Each year we come alongside Collaboration Church to put on the Night to Shine Prom in the College Park Community as we serve those families with compassion and offer real hope.
Throughout the year, we take other trips to Atlanta where we are able to intentionally evangelize in a very culturally diverse environment. Jason walks our teams through the Plunge where they get to know the culturally and ethnic diversities of the city, they are trained in evangelism, then they are sent out to different locations for the purpose of having gospel conversations with those far from God.
Southeastern Kentucky is one of the most impoverished areas in the entire country. There are many families living without running water, working toilets, and in some cases electricity. The need is huge for laborers who are willing to serve those located in the hills of Kentucky.
We have two specific partnerships in Kentucky. We have partnered with Big Creek Missions in Bear Branch, Kentucky where we are able to serve people in the community in a very practical way. Most often this entails some sort of home repair and a very intentional gospel conversation with the homeowner. In addition, our 55+ ministry has developed a partnership with Meridzo Ministries in Lynch, Kentucky. Both locations provide opportunities for us to encourage local partners as they dive into ministry in a very different context than we have here. They also provide us opportunities to come alongside them and serve with compassion and offer the real hope only found in the gospel.
The northwestern portion of the United States is far less influenced by biblical truths than the Southeast. We have an ongoing relationship with Highland Baptist Church (HBC) in Redmond, Oregon. HBC Redmond is location right in the middle of a tri-cities area about 100 miles east of Eugene. Our goal in coming alongside HBC Redmond is to partner with them to reach the Northwest with the gospel.
We continue to pray for expanded ministry in the Northwest as we serve with compassion and offer real hope.