MCM-Pitt Update

Pastor Chris Hezlep & the Ridgewood Church board with their sovereign church charter
Pastor Chris Hezlep & the Ridgewood Church board with their sovereign church charter

I know this is a little late, but it’s been a pretty busy week. This past Sunday brought with it some major milestone moments for a few of our MCM church plants (sorry for the alliteration!). Here’s a quick rundown of the big happenings across our city:

  • Ambridge Christian Center held their annual business meeting and officially changed their name to Bridgeway Church. Pray for them on Apri 5 as they a launch a ‘reintroduction’ to their community.
  • Ridgewood Church also held their annual business meeting on Sunday and finalized the process to become a sovereign church with the Assemblies of God. In light of Evangel Church merging with Ridgewood this past July, this was a big moment because members of both congregations had the opportunity to now be ‘charter members’ of this new sovereign church!
  • Also, during Ridgewood’s business meeting they voted to give the old Evangel building to Pittsburgh City Outreach as an investment into the Kingdom of God. I am so proud of this congregation for paying their resources forward, and I truly believe God will bless them for their generosity!

One of the incredible things about being part of such a great network of churches is that we’re family…we mourn together and this past Sunday we celebrate together! Congratulations Mike, Chris & Brian!!

Church in a School

currentaccbuildingTomorrow Ambridge Christian Center, one of our church plants, will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary! Over the last two years ACC has seen nearly 150 people come to Christ just during the weeks of CityReachPastor Mike & his team have some incredible things to celebrate tomorrow and it’s going to be an even greater day because of their big move.  Over the last couple years, the church has continued to grow and has now outgrown their current facility.  ambridgehs

Tomorrow is their first Sunday service in their new meeting location, Ambridge High School. Please keep them in prayer as this is a big step and could really open the door to impact more people with the gospel in Ambridge.

My prayer for ACC tomorrow:
“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Eph. 3:14-21)

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