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Church Planting

For those of you that don’t know, I have been spending a lot of time praying about the possibility of relocating to the Baltimore area to work with or pastor a Church plant. I am at the very beginning of this process, so there’s not much information to share, yet.  But this page will be a placeholder where I will share information as it is ready.

Name: working name – Transformation Church
Transformation Church
Working Tag Line: Changing lives with a passion for Christ.
Location: Probably near or in TOWSON, MD.
Timing: in process.

*Update – 1-25-10* We are beginning to watch internet church services on occasion in our apartment with interested folks. We will probably begin a Bible study in our building soon.

*Update – 8-12-09* are now residents of Towson, Maryland!  We are still looking for employment to pay bills.  We are starting to refine the Transform Baltimore vision and revise our calendar, budget, etc.  Look for more information soon!

*Update – 6-12-09* — Despite not yet having an architecture job, it looks like we will be stepping out in faith and moving to Baltimore at the end of July.  A few leads are promising, but not breaking loose yet.  We are looking for any and every opportuntiy to meet financial obligations until a job comes along.  Contact us for more info or to help.

*Update – 1-19-09* — We are still waiting for a job to break loose.  I have had a couple of good job leads, but with the sluggish economy, nothing has firmed up yet.  As soon as I get an architecture job in the Towson/Baltimore area, we will be relocating.  Please pray for a job!

*Update – 8-16-08* — Our house is sold!  We are living in a rental in Auburn and will relocate to Towson in January, provided I find a job.  I have at least one good job lead.  We started a more focused effort to raise prayer and financial support.  If you want info, email us at info@transformbaltimore.com

*Update – 7-14-08* — We’re back from our scouting trip.  We’re pretty well convinced we’ll be moving to Towson, Maryland by the end of January, 2009 . . . Pray for our house to sell and for me to find a job in architecture to pay the bills until we get the church thing going.

*Update – 6-18-08* — Emily and I are planning a scouting trip for July.  After a lot of research, we have one community we are going to focus on, and two back-ups.  This trip will probably settle us in on where we will focus our initial efforts to Transform Baltimore.  I’ve also updated a few odds-n-ends on this page as the vision has developed.

*Update – 5-3-08* — OK, so this update is WAY overdue.  Since Emily and I are expecting our first child in September, we have decided to put off relocating until at least the end of 2008.  In the mean-time, we are working on some transitions and on how to do some minor modifications to our lifestyle to improve our ability to lead a church plant.  We’re also taking advantage of the extra time to impress on some folks to consider relocating with us to be a part of a launch team.

Yeah, so, I need your prayers as this starts to come together . . . there’s obviously more blanks and questions than answers at this point, but it is moving forward.  I also invite your comments, questions, and feedback.

Also, be praying for Emily and I as we try and prepare for this major shift.  We have some personal and financial issues to get resolved before this totally overwhelms us.  I’m just glad she’s 100% on board this early in the game!


If you want to support the future vision financially before it even gets started, you can help by ordering books through ChristianBook.com, after clicking through from any book link on APK’s Attic.  We will get 12% of what you spend, and will use it to free us up financially for the future church plant.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. emmyk permalink
    July 30, 2007 4:47 pm

    yay sweetie! Cool page 🙂 I love you and am soooo proud of you. I am looking forward to all God has in store for us and our future in ministry! I will not just be behind you throughout this process, but I will be right beside you as well, helping you. I love you so very much and YES! I AM SOOO ON BOARD! 🙂 Wish we could do it now! hehehehe

  2. September 22, 2007 9:19 pm

    Hey, Andrew!

    Thanks for connecting with me, my friend! I look forward to dialoguing with you about your journey and dreams! Hit me up ANYTIME… seriously, I want to connect SOON!

  3. November 9, 2007 9:43 am

    Hi, I was just looking for info on the possibility of a journey-like church plant coming up in Baltimore, and… surprise, I found your blog! wow. My father is a pastor in Baltimore county… he’s the one I heard the idea from. and as I’m considering moving back to the states next year, I’m interested in possibly being a part of this church plant! Just wanted to connect with someone on this… please check out my blog if you’d like to know more about who I am. I will certainly pray for you and your wife and the developing vision God has given you!

  4. Brian permalink
    December 17, 2007 7:20 am

    Andrew – I am the leader of a praise band in the Baltimore area (Anne Arundel county). We are currently seeking a new venue to play and help lead worship (we’ve been playing together for 6+ years). We’ve been praying and seeking God’s leading us to a new direction.

    Perhaps your journey and seeking can dovetail with ours?

    Contact me if interested…

  5. July 25, 2008 2:40 pm

    I ran across your blog post today about starting a ”manly” church in towson. Very cool. I am a bivocational church planter from York, PA. {about an hour north of towson on 83) We should get together some time..

  6. baltimorechurchplant permalink
    August 16, 2008 10:11 pm

    Andrew,

    Congratulations on being cleared for assessment. I had lunch with Troy Bush a while ago. I was most impressed with his passion to see churches planted. We should connect. I would love to hear your story. We are starting a church in the North Baltimore/ Towson Area as well. If you are interested, our blog is here.
    http://baltimorechurchplant.wordpress.com/

    God bless,

  7. jason permalink
    March 6, 2010 4:11 pm

    If you would like to pray with a few other Baltimore church planters sometime I would love to invite you to join a group of us. the city needs more church planters and we need to encourage one another! Cheers

    • March 7, 2010 10:20 am

      Jason, Thanks for the invite! I would definitely be interested. Since I’m bivocational, I can’t promise I can meet every time, but I would definitely try if I’m kept in the loop!

  8. July 2, 2013 3:30 pm

    Very nice write-up. I absolutely appreciate this website.
    Keep it up!

  9. July 3, 2013 5:14 am

    Fantastic website. A lot of helpful info here.
    I’m sending it to a few friends ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thank you on your effort!

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