24 teams from 15 Pathfinder clubs took part in the Area level PBE at locations across Chesapeake Conference on Jan. 21.
The Salt church (Randallstown, Md.) officially opened its doors for in-person worship on May 1 after meeting for the past year via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new church plant is part of Chesapeake Conference’s “35 by 25” church planting initiative to plant 35 churches by the year 2025.
Salt church started when a small group of Chesapeake members began meeting in each other’s homes in December 2018. After studying the book of Acts together and spending time in prayer, the group consulted with the Chesapeake Conference evangelism department and decided to plant a church.
“We’ve gone through our ups and downs but God has been with us through the whole process,” says Patrick Barrett, lay pastor of the Salt church.
Members continued to stay active in outreach during the pandemic by hosting health webinars on Zoom and by visiting parking lots to distribute gifts. “We go to parking lots with goodie bags and remind people that Jesus love them,” says Barrett.
Salt church is renting the Mount Paran Presbyterian church in Randallstown, Maryland and is looking forward to holding an official grand opening celebration later this summer.