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Two New Church Plants 

 

Two New Church Plants 

Restoration Church Launch:

Several years ago, Temple Baptist Church in Cambridge asked a simple question: “If we were going to plant a church, who would we send and where would we go?" Two years later Restoration Church was launched under the leadership of Pastor Aaron and Nikki Ottaway in the Cambridge community of Southwood.

Initially Aaron did not consider himself a church planter, and even now he more strongly resonates with his title as Pastor. But as he and Nikki wrestled with what a church plant might look like, they were challenged by Temple’s Pastor Jonathan Stairs to think about growing wider, not bigger. With that, the Ottaways answered the call to church planting.
 
Southwood is located in West Galt in south Cambridge where nearly 25% of the homes are single-parent families. Aaron and his launch team are praying for the Gospel message to repair and restore families so that this number might be reduced by even 1% in 5 years. By God’s grace, they believe it will happen.
Restoration Church Meeting
Restoration Church Greeting
Restoration Church launched on September 9, 2018 with 86 people in attendance, some from Temple and others from the community. Within 3–5 years, Aaron hopes to have 50% conversion growth by way of evangelism and helping to meet the needs of their community. Let’s be praying for God to move powerfully in Cambridge.
 
If you’d like to reach out to Pastor Aaron and Nikki you can email them at aottaway@restoration-church.ca.
 

Q50 Community Launch:

In another part of Ontario, Harbour Fellowship in St Catharines was looking at their community, wondering how they might best be used by God in light of the changing demographic. A new subdivision would bring 20,000 people into the area and the church was praying about multiplying their ministry in the area.

In early 2017 Pastor Jeff Bennett approached Graham and Sharon Bulmer about leading a church plant in the Winona area. After much planning and prayer, Q50 Community Church was officially planted as a daughter church in September 2018.
Q50 is already asking, “From where will our next 100 people come?”. Graham knows that location alone won’t build God’s church; true growth comes from those who are stepping out in faith to invite their friends, neighbours and co-workers to come and hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.
 
Pray for Graham and Sharon and their team as they establish themselves in Winona. Pray they would gain solid footing in the neighbourhood as the subdivision is built, and that people would boldly invite others to church. You can visit their website here, and contact Graham at graham@q50community.com

Bob Flemming
Regional Director