One of the aspects of the vision at West Ridge that really excites me is the commitment to planting new churches. Over the last 12 years, the church has helped plant nearly 50 other churches throughout the country. Here’s an update on a few of the newest launches:
- North Ridge Community Church, located in Johnson City, TN, is led by Jim Richmond. Yesterday, they had their first service, and there were 220 people in attendance.
- TrueNorth Church is in Calhoun, GA. James Wisener is their lead pastor. They had 94 people at their first preview service and one person accepted Christ.
- Awaken Community Church is launching in Chattanooga, TN. They’re led by Justin Deweese. Awaken had 70 people at their first preview service including 15 people who were not plugged into a church.
If you are considering planting a church or have previously planted and are looking for ongoing connection and training, please let me know who you are so we can keep you in the loop. We’ll be announcing some next steps in the coming months.