New Life CRC is one of several churches being planted or strengthened with the help of Christian Reformed Home Missions in southern Texas.
Located in places like El Paso and Austin along with a network of Korean churches, these ministries are learning from the past as a way to honor the church planters who came before.
Pastor Andy Sytsma of New Life in Spring, Texas, summarized three lessons they are following.
The first, he says, is keeping evangelism as key. The second is continual training for pastors, elders, and deacons. The third is recognizing that there is power in community.
Church planters and pastors meet regularly to share ideas, offer financial support, and pray together.