Donnie Burke and Mark McCraney make a good church planting team in Castle Rock, Colorado.
|Donnie and Susan Burke family|
|Donnie and Susan Burke family|
|Mark and Danielle McCraney family|
Click this link -
to watch a 15 minute question and answer video about their work.
Not only does this give insight into starting new churches, but they give ideas that can help you in your work.
And they even have bloopers!
I need thee, O I need thee
|The stage area of the church|
|Nice, comfortable seats in the auditorium|
The Tallahassee team has done a lot of work getting this building in great shape to have church!
|Sandy Atwood passing out information about the church.|
She took one side of the street and I took the other.
|Children's Ministries building|
|The Operation Saturation group|
This small group covered a lot of houses.
|Cliff is giving a tour and showing their top of the line sound system.|
|Cliff and his granddaughter, Emma|
|The young couple on the right, Adam and Rebekah Garrett, moved down |
to help start the new church. I love to see unselfish people like that!
In the small world category, Adam's father, Rodney, is a friend of mine from
my home church in Maryland.
|Before the service, there is free coffee and doughnuts.|
Kathy Donoho (Cliff's wife) is trying to decide about having one.
Chad Donoho leads the worship service from the keyboard.
His wife, Jenny, is on the praise team (in green).
They did a great job with the music, especially considering this was only the 2nd service.
|Cliff Donoho preached a good message about the storms of life.|
|Announcing the Grand Opening Service|
The Donohos are old friends and it was good to see them.
This is a great area for a new church and we are excited about the possibilities there!
|Tim's son, Caleb (on the left), after church.|
|Jeff Cates' baptistery|
|Nice looking big parking lot|
|Big fellowship hall with great kitchen|
|Auditorium seats 250|
|Nursery - I like the lettering|
|Bill's son, Billy, plays the guitar for service.|
|Here's Bill leading the service.|
|Christy did a great job playing the piano!|
|Bill's daughter, Michaela, is on the right playing the keyboard.|
|Greeting time. The church averages about 70 on Sunday morning.|
|Tommy and Sue Goodfellow had helped work on the building last year. Now they have moved to Rhode Island to continue to help the church. I would love to see more people do this. The Goodfellows are the parents of home missionary Dawn Elliott in Quebec.|
|Fellowship Dinner and Pie Contest after church|
|They twisted my arm to be a judge in the pie contest. You can see that I really hated it.|
|Tommy Goodfellow hated it, too.|
We loved spending time with the Reynolds family. The children are respectful and yet a lot of fun.
Bill and Christy are dedicated and hard working. They are also down to earth and humble.
We appreciate the great job they are doing!
|Bill, Christy, Michaela, Hannah, Billy, and Sarah|
|David and Charity Sexton|
|Marc and Casie Neppl|
|Steven and Denise at lunch|
|Steven shows me their portable baptistry|
|This is the Youth Room. They have a weekly youth activity in here.|
|The auditorium before church on Sunday|
|People gather in this room on Sunday mornings for coffee and conversation|
|Steven used tennis balls as an object lesson at the beginning of his sermon on the family.|
|Great looking family!|
Everyone at the church was warm and friendly and it was a good service!
Please be in prayer for Steven and the church as they search for a building for a permanent location.
We appreciate their hard work in planting a new church!
|Jeff, Heather, and Ava Goodman|
|Josh, Ashley, and Sawyer Bennett|
I sent Jeff and Josh a list of questions and they have made a video of their answers. This is very interesting, informative, and helpful. It is worth watching just to hear about "the most successful thing we have done..." The video is less than 10 minutes long. Take a look:
|Dana is passing the baton to his Associate - Jim Martin|
Jim and Sylvia are on the left.