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Church planting is the establishing of an organized body of believers in a new location.
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Therefore while seeking the blessings of God, The Antioch Initiative Team under the oversight of the Elmore congregation’s elders (Elmore, AL) plan to launch a new church-plant in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania the first week of June 2016 with or without a permanent evangelist secured. Here’s how, with God’s help, we will do this.
The Antioch Initiative Team (including an expanding number of passionate and knowledgeable brethren) is being coordinated by the elders of Elmore Church of Christ in Elmore, Alabama. We are beseeching God to use us in the establishment of a germinal congregation in each of four counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania—namely, Bradford, Susquehanna, Wyoming and Sullivan. (Germinal congregations will plant other congregations in the future, which will, in turn, plant other congregations.) These counties represent 142,406 souls—none of which claim adherence to membership in the Lord’s church. You are being invited today to become a partner in The Antioch Initiative with your prayers, input, service and funding. The essential vision being pursued through The Antioch Initiative is a plan which involves the following elements.