South African native, Victor Thomas, is the lead pastor of The Point Community Church near Simon Fraser University, a campus of 30,000 resident and non-resident students in Vancouver. Victor has gained unprecedented access to the students and faculty by being a part of the campus religious organizations office at Simon Fraser University. The Point Community Church has grown from one small group to three modest locations. The strategy is highly relational with a clear pathway to discipleship. Victor is joined by a team of committed staff with a heart for the campus and the City.
Broadmoor’s role: We are in a position to support this partner through financial gifts, encouragement, and prayer. In addition, this partner would benefit from individuals who would sponsor book studies, resources, and additional interns and staff. Broadmoor will host annual trips to The Point Community Church.
Pastor Patrick Thompson began the process of planting New City Church in January 2013. He has over 25 years of experience in local church ministry and has served at some of the most influential churches in America. Patrick has a passion for teaching, developing leaders, and planting churches. Patrick and his wife Katie recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary and have two children, PJ and Natalie.
Broadmoor’s role: As a new church plant, New City Church would benefit from consistent prayer partners and financial gifts. In addition, the Thompson family would enjoy receiving notes of encouragement from those who are praying for their ministry. Broadmoor will host annual mission trips to New City Church.
Pastor Ashley Austin and his family moved to Victoria in 2013 to plant a church in a beautiful, but unreached section of the provincial capitol. Canvas Church has grown to a weekly gathering of approximately 100 people. Many of those who attend do not identify with Christ, and have never attended a church before.
Broadmoor’s role: As a new church plant, Canvas Church would benefit from consistent prayer partners, financial gifts, and tangible supplies such as Bibles, books, sporting equipment, etc. Canvas Church has effectively used direct mail on more than one occasion to promote sports camps and public worship services. There are significant costs with these kinds of efforts and sponsorship for some, or all, of an outreach is appreciated. In addition, the Austin family would enjoy receiving notes of encouragement from those who are praying for their ministry in Victoria. Broadmoor has sent two teams to Canvas Church in the summers of 2016 and 2017 to lead sports camps and build relationships with families in the community. Broadmoor will host various trips throughout the year to the Canvas Church.
Led by Pastor Chris Causey, Encounter Church is located in Dedham, a white-collar suburb of Boston. Many of the faculty and staff from Harvard and Yale reside in this area, as well as many of the football players and coaches of the New England Patriots.
Broadmoor’s role: As a new church plant, The Encounter Church would benefit from consistent prayer partners and financial gifts. In addition, the Causey family would enjoy receiving notes of encouragement from those who are praying for their ministry. Broadmoor will host various mission trips to partner with Encounter Church annually.
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