Multiply Louisiana Newsletter #18

Church Planting Update | 150 New Churches! | Louisiana Baptists Annual Meeting | 2017 Equipping & Networking Opps 
October 20, 2016
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2016 Church Planting Update

We're at 29 Church Plants for the year. Just one away from our annual goal of 30. We should finish the year with 34-36. Making 2016 another record year for church planting in Louisiana. 2016 Church Plants include:   
  • 2 in North Louisiana, 27 in South Louisiana. 
  • 13 in New Orleans, 7 on the I-12, 3 in Baton Rouge, 2 in Lake Charles, 2 in Central LA, 1 in Lafayette, 1 in Houma/Thibodaux. 
  • 12 Anglo, 11 African-American, 3 Multi-Ethnic, 2 Hispanic, 1 Asian. 
  • 7 Multi-Site Developments, 6 Re-Plants  
  • $1,023,117 in Cooperative Funding invested in Church Planting supplements through October. 
  • $220,000 in Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering Grants invested in Church Plants through October.   

Grateful for the work God is doing through our church plants & our together giving through Cooperative Program & State & National Missions Offerings.

See a list of all our church plants currently receiving Cooperative Funding in Louisiana HERE.

By the Numbers:

1,004 New Commitments to Christ &
292 Baptisms
reported by church plants currently receiving cooperative funding through the Louisiana Baptist Missions & Ministry Office.

Since 2010
when our current 10-3-1 Associational Strategy began
153 New Churches
10,216 New Commitments to Christ
2,579 Baptisms

(#'s reflect church plants in years 1-3)

150 New Churches Since 2010!

On October 12th, we celebrated the 150th church plant in Louisiana since 2010. Our goal is 300 by 2020, so this puts us at the half way mark. Proud of our planters & their families who have risked much for the Gospel in some hard to reach Louisiana communities. Grateful for sponsor & sending churches that have given of themselves to help new works start. Also grateful for Southern Baptist churches who have given generously to the Cooperative Program & state & national mission offerings to help provide resources & training for these 150 church plants. We look forward with great anticipation to the next 150! Join me in praying today for laborers, partners, & planters for the next 150 new churches & beyond!

Click HERE to read more about the 150 church plants that shows a bit of the impact of church planting in our state. 

2016 Louisiana Baptists Annual Meeting 

November 14-15, Calvary Baptist Church, Alexandria 

Register for these FREE Church Planting Events: 

Discover Church Planting Breakfast

Tues, Nov 15, 7-8am @ Brocato's in Alexandria  |  for anyone interested in getting involved in church planting  |  Register HERE.

Multiply Louisiana Church Planting Luncheon

Tues, Nov 15, 12noon-1pm @ Calvary Baptist Church in Alexanria  |  for all planters, partners, enthusiasts, & wannabe's  |  Register HERE.

Save the Dates! 

2017 Equipping & Networking Opps On the Calendar So Far 

Jan 24  |  Church Planting Network Dinner at ECON 2017 in Ruston 
Feb 9-10  |  Greenhouse Training at Tall Timbers 
Mar 6-7  |  Generate Conference, North Monroe Baptist Church  |  REGISTER
Apr 24-27  |  Exponential Conference, Orlando, Florida
May 11  |  Multi-Site Roundtable, The Bayou Church, Lafayette  |  REGISTER
May 19-20  |  Send Conference, Dallas, Texas  
June-July  |  Summer Church Planting Network Luncheon Tour
July 25-26  |  Send Conference, Orlando, Florida 
Aug 12  |  ReGroup Conference, Alexandria & Covington 
Aug 24  |  Multi-Site Roundtable, Temple Baptist in Ruston  |  REGISTER
Sept 14-15  |  Greenhouse Training at Acadian Baptist Center  

Equippers at Louisiana Church Planting Events in 2017 will include: 

Alan Briggs
Vance Pitman  |  Planter/Pastor of Hope Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. Serves as a North American Mission Board National Mobilizer. 
Alan Briggs  |  Planter/Pastor of Vanguard Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Leads Frontline Church Planting Network. Author of Staying is the New Going & Guardrails: 6 Principles for a Multiplying Church
Shawn Lovejoy  |  Planted Mountain Lake Church in Cumming, Georgia. Founded & the Velocity Conference. Author of Measure of Our Success & Be Mean About the Vision.
Wade Burnett  |  Sr. Partner with Multisite Solutions. He has pastored and planted churches and campuses in Louisiana and Tennessee. He has served as consultant with several multi-site projects in Louisiana. 
Let us know by reply of other events or resources that would be helpful to Church Planters & Missions Leaders in Louisiana. 

Church Planting Resources at 

If you have a good church planting article or story from your work, please send it in as we seek to grow our library of resources designed to help & recruit laborers for church planting in Louisiana & beyond:
Louisiana Baptist Church Planting Staff: 
  • James Jenkins, Church Planting Director,
  • Carlos Schmidt, Church Planting Strategist,
  • Lane Corley, Church Planting Strategist,
  • Lee Green, Ministry Assistant,
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