Not only do churches plant churches, but churches help churches. That’s what’s happening with three SBC of Virginia churches, as they work together to help a new church plant make inroads into their community.
After launching Resonate Church in Midlothian, Virginia, Lead Pastor Mike Cauthorne reached out to three SBC of Virginia churches to help out by sending laborers during intentional events throughout the summer.
Unity Baptist Church in Prince George County, Virginia, along with financial support, sends their youth praise team to Resonate once a month to lead the congregation in worship. According to Pastor Cauthorne, this partnership, and having the praise team for live worship, has been a tremendous blessing.
In addition to Unity Baptist Church, Salem Baptist Church in Crozier, Virginia, sent their youth group to Resonate to lead a family fun night at Skipwith Academy, the church’s meeting location. This prompted a significant outreach at Skipwith Academy, where several parents and kids learned about Resonate Church. According to Josh Weatherspoon, Associate Pastor at Salem Baptist Church, “Pastor Cauthorne and I both see great value in partnerships for the sake of the Gospel, and with Resonate Church being in the early stages of establishing a Gospel witness within their community, we desired to partner with Resonate to bless Skipwith Academy, leading carnival games during their Family Night.”
Parkway Baptist Church in Moseley, Virginia, felt led to send their youth group to pray and help host a block party at the end of Adventure Camp this past summer.
When asked, “What excites you the most about this partnership?” Weatherspoon responded, “It has been my experience that we can truly do more for the sake of the Kingdom when cooperating together in Gospel-advancing partnerships. Pastors are blessed, congregations are blessed and communities are blessed.”