ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The
North American Mission Board’s PowerPlant initiative to expose students to
church planting and evangelism will conduct projects next summer in 19 cities
nationwide, including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Denver and Cincinnati.
Church youth groups — from
two people to 200, from those who have finished sixth grade to college students
— are eligible to participate. PowerPlant is pre-packaged to let students
learn “hands-on” about church planting principles and evangelism skills.
John W. Bailey, team leader
for PowerPlant at NAMB, said, “We have a lot of options for youth
ministers to choose from.
“We have some neat first-time cities like Los Angeles
and Madison, Wis., in addition to cities we’ve been in for years, such as
Nashville and Chicago.”
Other cities on the 2010
PowerPlant schedule are Port Arthur, Texas; Memphis, Tenn.; Savannah, Ga.;
Indianapolis, Ind.; St. Louis, Mo.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Greenville/Spartanburg,
S.C.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Seattle, Wash.; Ottawa, Ontario (Canada); San
Francisco Bay Area, Calif.; and Charleston, W.Va.
Church youth groups will be
teamed with a church planter and participants will minister to the community
through a variety of assignments that could include sports camps, vacation
Bible schools and servant evangelism.
Participants will learn key
principles of church planting in morning sessions, and will work with their
church plants each afternoon. At the end of the day, youth groups will
come together for worship.
For more information or to
register for 2010 PowerPlant, go to www.power-plant.net or call (800)
462-8657, option 2. For a free PowerPlant DVD, e-mail [email protected].