"I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."
Engaging Our Community
Over the past few months our team has been busy building relationships with those in their community and finding creative ways to engage their community for the Gospel. For some of our team, this has meant taking advantage of the gathering potential of the mobile game Pokémon Go!. With smart phone in hand, our team has been able to regularly engage with an unexpectedly diverse group of twenty to thirty people from the Monroeville area. It has been a reminder that God can use something as simple as a smart phone app for His glory. Please be in prayer for Mike and Danni, and others in this mobile gaming community as we continue to develop relationships and share the gospel.
We’ve also had the opportunity to speak with the Mayor of Pitcairn, a community just a few minutes south of us with a large opportunity for ministry. Mayor Stevick highlighted the need for engaging the youth in Pitcairn and providing parental education to the parents of these youth. We are excited about continuing our relationship with Ms. Stevick and look forward to future ministry in Pitcairn.
In addition, we are excited to announce that Samantha has joined A21, a nonprofit organization that is helping to fight human trafficking both here in Pittsburgh and around the world. Sam will be taking part in their Walk for Freedom here in Pittsburgh on October 20th. To learn more about A21, visit https://www.a21.org/
Q&A with Monroeville Community Church
On September 17th, our team had the privilege to participate in a Q&A with the members of Monroeville Community Church. We enjoyed a great time of fellowship, getting to know everyone. We are thankful that we had the opportunity to share our vision of Missio Dei Community Church personally to everyone and to hear their concerns and questions. We are looking forward to how God will use our partnership with Monroeville Community Church to see the gospel spread through Monroeville, to see new churches planted, and to see lives changed.
We are happy to announce that you can now give directly to the ministry of Missio De Community Church online. For those of you who currently give online through Pillar, all you’ll need to do is log back on to Pillar’s giving page to manage your recurring donations and opt to disable recurring payments. Afterwards, you’ll need to visit our online giving page, create an account and set up recurring donations. We’ve provided the links below to help. If you have any questions concerning donations or online giving, feel free to email Donald Files at email@example.com.
Pillar’s Online Giving Page: https://pillardumfries.churchcenter.com/giving
Missio Dei’s Online Giving Page: https://missiodeicc.churchcenter.com/giving
-After Several months of searching, we are happy to announce that TJ has accepted a job offer with Northwestern Mutual here in Monroeville.
-Samantha recently accepted a position with Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at UPMC as a Family Based Clinician.
-Donald has found an apartment in the area and will be moving in within the week.
Is God Calling you to Pittsburgh?
We are looking for a diverse group of godly men and women to join us in Pittsburgh. We are literally asking you to drop what you are doing and move your life into the unknown with us in a new city. The truth is, you can be that Gospel light in the workplace that someone would never have without you. You can be a gospel light to neighbors we will never meet.
If you think God might be calling you to move your life to Pittsburgh with us, I’d encourage you to visit https://www.missiodeicc.com/join-our-launch-team.html.
Become a Bridge Partner
We are seeking 446 people to become the backbone of our support here in Pittsburgh. With only the change you would use to buy a few cups of coffee, the 446 of us can raise over $100,000 each year to support the planting of a new church.
If you have $20 to spare each month and would love to partner with us to reach Pittsburgh, I’d invite you to become a Bridge Partner by signing up at https://www.missiodeicc.com/about.html.