Our team here in Querétaro is excited for all the new things God will do in 2018. As we look ahead to everything that is on the calendar this year, we know that this is a God sized project in need of His help. We ask you to lift up the following events in prayer:
February 7-11 AVANZA
This is our assessment weekend for future church planter and residency candidates. Three intense days are spent with candidates participating in activities such as workshops, team challenges, and personal evaluations. At the end of the weekend, our team of evaluators from Mexico and the US will give us their recommendation for each couple.
March-May Pre-Launch Period
During this time, the lead pastor and the IMPACTOnetwork team will be preparing for the launch of the 1st Querétaro church plant. Many things such as canvassing neighborhoods, outreach events, prayer walks, and purchasing equipment will all take place.
May 20 - Launch
On this day, Lord willing, the 1st church plant in Querétaro will meet for its first public worship service.
August - Residency Program Begins
The 40 week Residency Program will begin in August for 2 potential church planters who were chosen through AVANZA. They will spend time in the classroom and in the church learning and developing skills necessary for planting churches. We are also partnering with UCM (Mexico Christian University) to include their senior year students in this program.
September - November - Recruitment Period
While we have been making connections all year long, this is a focused time of sharing what God is doing through the IMPACTOnetwork project and inviting people to partner, whether as a church planter or a sender.
October - Application Period Begins
We invite those interested in church planting to begin the application process with us. It consists of various phases including written submissions, interviews, reference checks and personal visits.
December - Invitations to AVANZA are sent
Those individuals who complete the process and look to be a good fit for the IMPACTOnetwork project are invited to participate in AVANZA 2019.
We ask that you would continue to pray for our team and all the different aspects that work together to reach Mexico's cities for Christ. Please pray for those who will participate in each event such as AVANZA and the residency. Pray that God will be preparing the hearts of those who will get connected and come to know Christ through the new church plant. Please also pray for the financial resources still needed. Thank you for your partnership in making this project possible.