Thank you so much for praying for and supporting us as we seek to plant a gospel-centered church in Pittsburgh. This past month has proven to be a great blessing. As we get ready to celebrate Christmas, I am reminded that we are celebrating the very reason we are here today talking about starting a church in Pittsburgh. God became flesh and dwelt among us so that he might die for us and provide what we could not provide for ourselves – the forgiveness of sins.
I hope that you would take a few minutes and read a little about what God has been doing in the life of Missio Dei this month.
A Home for Missio Dei
We are excited to announce that we have settled on a specific community in Pittsburgh that we believe God is calling us to plant in. We are moving ahead on plans to move to the community of Monroeville, which is east of the city center. While there are still a few details to iron out, we are seeing God’s providence, provision, and favor in this decision. We look forward to further updating you about what God is preparing in Monroeville.
Each one of our team members have a unique story of their calling to Pittsburgh, and we want to share them with you. Over the next several months we will be releasing our video testimonies of how God called us to Pittsburgh.
You can check out our first video, Cody & Jess’ Story at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhgBolgxkRw
The Start of Fundraising
Over Black Friday weekend, we began our first fundraising campaign in an effort to help raise the $175,000 for our first year’s budget. For this campaign, we are asking you to partner with us as “Bridge Partners.”
What is a Bridge Partner?
A Bridge Partner is an individual who supports the ministry of Missio Dei Community Church at $20/month or a total of $240/year. We really believe that individual supporters like you will provide the backbone of our support as we seek to reach the people of Pittsburgh for Christ and plant other Gospel-centered churches in the area.
What is our Goal?
Our goal is to reach 446 Bridge Partners, one for each bridge in Pittsburgh. Believe it or not, if all 446 Bridge Partners gave only $20/month for a year, we could raise over $100k towards our first year's budget! Can you imagine your pocket change doing that?
Much like furnishing your first house, we will need to purchase quite a few things as we prepare to launch Missio Dei Community Church in Pittsburgh, PA. You can help us get ahead of the ball by making some of these purchases for us. Our Wishlist contains items we would love to have but are unable to budget for at this time.
You can help us cross off these items by:
1. Buying a list item.
2. Giving online and tell us what you are giving for
3. Sending a Check and memo it with "Missio Dei: (Wishlist Item)"
You can check out our Wishlist at https://www.missiodeicc.com/wishlist.html
A Donald Abroad
Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Donald will be in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama developing partnerships. These partnerships with churches will be integral to providing resources, man-power, and encouragement as we begin this new plant.
If you live in the area and would like Donald to meet with you, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the Dates
Here are a few ways you can pray for us: