2016 has been a great year of ministry for Converge. By God’s grace, we have seen thousands decide to acknowledge Jesus as Savior, and the number of baptisms across our movement continues to rise. Many of our existing churches continue to grow in number. Many new churches opened across the country, both through church planting and establishing an additional campus. Many other churches chose to join our movement through affiliation, and the total number of Converge congregations grew to 1301.
We developed a new coaches training to help leaders raise up other leaders. This is being tested in a few districts but will soon be available to all. We had 23 new missionaries pass assessment, opened new fields and started several new initiatives―including significant works in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia―to see the gospel go to places where Jesus has never been known. God also provided regional leaders around the world to work with our missionaries in support, collaboration and effectiveness. None of this could have happened without the grace of God and the generosity of our people. Thank you!
In the coming year we will move forward with our vision to see more churches started, disciples made, leaders developed and missionaries sent. We are thrilled at the head start that our diversity assessment will give us in becoming a truly multicultural movement and positioning our churches to impact entire communities and to reach people of every tongue, tribe, people and nation both here and around the world. We believe God has brought us together in this season to be used by him to see many more people meet, know and follow Jesus.
As we come to the end of the year, we hope you are planning to make a financial gift to support the ministry of your church and of your Converge district. We would also ask that you consider making a special gift in support of our national and international works through our office. We are praying that 2017 will be a year of great fruitfulness; your gift would do much to advance the work of starting and strengthening churches together worldwide. We simply ask that you pray and ask God what you should do, and then do it.
To contact and give to your district, go to converge.org/districts and click on your state on the map.
There are 3 ways you can make a year-end gift to Converge:
1. Online cash gift
- 2002 S Arlington Heights Rd Arlington Heights IL 60005
3. Non-cash gift at converge.org/give
- Give vehicles, stocks, electronics, jewelry, boat/RV, other
Thank you again for your love for God and the church and for your desire to see people meet, know and follow Jesus. We consider it a privilege to partner with you! May God bless you in the coming season with the understanding of his grace and kindness to us.