Current needs for prayer:
1. Pray for the Laheys as they strive to establish their core planting team
2. Please pray for wisdom as they foster new relationships in the community
3. Pray for the launch team to have a constant zeal to reach the lost in the area
4. Pray for breakthrough in the religiousity that exists in the community
Pastor Ben Mills from Fellowship Baptist Church Coburg on the need within Kilbride:
Kilbride is a neighborhood in the south of St. John's with a population of over 11,000 within a 3km radius of the neighborhood center. Although the unemployment rate is nearing 13%, there still is a strong distinction between the various financial classes within the community itself. Kilbride has high instances of both drug and alcohol abuse and is frequently subject to petty crime, domestic violence and mental health issues.
This is an area of great social need but the greatest need is, in fact, spiritual. KCC will be a church in a hard place.
In a community of over 11,000, there is no church to preach the truth and the hope of the Gospel.
Hope for Kilbride
In 2018, Mile One Mission began to assemble a planting team, led by Matthew Lahey.
Kilbride Community Church have not yet launched and are in the planting phase. They are currently praying through and trying to establish a core planting team. The current team helping with KCC has already reach out to the community centre to inquire on the possibility of renting it for future church services. In the very near future, KCC will be starting a Bible study with a number of locals.
To stay up to date, check out KCC's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kilbridecommunitychurch
“We want KCC to be a church in the community, for the community, by the community and made up of the community. We aim to do six key things for Kilbride: BE like Christ, LIVE like Christ, LOVE like Christ, TALK like Christ, SERVE like Christ and REVEAL Christ.”