Chesapeake Caravan Meetings Emphasize Planting Multicultural Churches
Story by V. Michelle Bernard
In a series of caravan meetings, members from 17 churches around the Chesapeake Conference gathered to encourage attendees to win souls for Jesus, plant multicultural churches and start small groups.
Speaker José Espósito assistant to the president for Evangelism at the Columbia Union Conference, says union leadership is emphasizing planting multicultural and multilingual churches in the community—not just for second- and third-generation immigrant communities.
The event was organized to encourage and motivate members, but Espósito reports that about 10 percent of the attendees were community members invited by friends.
Orlando Rosales, Hispanic Ministries coordinator of the Chesapeake Conference, along with local pastors, will continue to work with members who have pledged to lead others to Christ and start small groups and plant churches.
Espósito says there are more meetings planned for this fall, including a multilingual evangelism series with speaker Dave Weigley, Columbia Union president.