Growing Pains for a Young Ministry
With all that God has been doing in Newfoundland and Labrador through Mile One Mission, it’s easy to forget that the ministry is only a few years old, and is the ministry of a small local church in St. John’s. As we now work to develop Kilbride Community Church, train interns, and work through the normal running of a growing local Church in Calvary Baptist, we are also now looking to add new planters and interns for two more neighbourhoods in St. John’s.
Unfortunately, that means that the workspace for Mile One Mission and Calvary Baptist are now getting a little cramped. When we began with a vision for the knowledge and worship of Jesus Christ to spread throughout our city, the 370 square feet was almost enough to house the two full-time workers and 3 part-time/volunteer workers that kept everything working together. Now, with the addition of a full-time planter, as well as2 full-time interns, and the increase in work (and thus required work time and space) for everybody else, the space has begun to get a little cramped.
Of course, God’s kindness knows no bounds, and His plans are always perfect. As we have been outgrowing our space, a local business with a heart for our community has graciously offered office space at a very reasonable price while Calvary Baptist works to build its new Church building. The space is much larger and includes dedicated workspaces for all of the planters and interns we hope to have supported through Mile One Mission for the next year or so.
Over the next 2-3 weeks, Mile One Mission will be working to clean up and renovate the much larger workspace, preparing it for the work to come, and praying for God’s continued blessing on our work. Please join us in praying, first in thanksgiving for the many good things God has already done but pray also for the work of renovations as we steward well the resources God has provided us. Pray for the success of Kilbride Community Church (our first plant) and for the next two plants as we seek planters and interns to fill the roles. Pray also that our move to the new office space is a seamless one and that we are able to prepare a good space to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ effectively heralded throughout our region. Praise God and thank you for your support
Mile One Mission, February 2020