CityReach Wrap-Up

What a week it has been! Last night we held Block Parties at the 5 CityReach sites and passed out book bags filled with school supplies to over 1,000 kids! It is amazing to see what God can do when we work together.

While I was at Ambridge last night I received a phone call that BridgePoint in Tarentum was running out of book bags for their Block Party. So the coordinators at Ambridge allowed us to grab some of their extra book bags. We loaded them up and drove them to Tarentum. One church helping another – that’s what it’s all about! Here’s a closing glimpse of the impact of this week:

  • Nearly 1,000 people each night at all the sites.
  • Average attendance at each site of just over 230.
  • 173 people committed their lives to Christ!
  • 5 Churches fired up and ready to explode into the fall!!

In addition to the lives that were impacted in each of the communities, we also had a student missions trip arm of CityReach this year. Over 120 students from APC and other churches from around the country came in and ministered at each of the sites. What a blessing and impact this was to our sites! A big thanks to our APC youth pastors: Cullen, Gregg and Ben for running this whole arm of CityReach this year. You guys did an incredible job and helped these 100+ students have a transforming ministry experience!!

Tonight we have one more block party in Millvale. Please pray for a great response and good weather! Praise God for allowing us to be a part of this great mission of redeeming a broken world!!

Block Party in Millvale

Millvale Matters, our Millvale Neighborhood Group, is gearing up this week for their big Block Party on Saturday Night. What’s so exciting is that next year at this time, we will be preparing to launch a new church in Millvale, our 8th church plant! With that said, they are still needing some volunteers with the Block Party.

So if you attend APC and were not able to help out at one of the CityReach sites this week or are available to volunteer Saturday Night in Millvale, you can e-mail me at It’s the beginning of something great in Millvale!

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