Emmaus Asheville has been Commissioned
Two weekends ago, our launch team and staff members were commissioned at the Summit Church in Durham, NC. Together with the Charlotte team, we were sent out in the name of Jesus to go and plant this church. Last weekend we were commissioned at Chapel Hill Bible Church in Chapel Hill, NC.
God is already doing some amazing things. A total of 30 people are moving to Asheville for two years with us, with an additional 20 already living there. We have found a meeting space for our Sunday evening gatherings this summer. We already have a team on the ground in Asheville, and they have gone from eight members to 15 in just one week. Only four of them were a part of the initial launch team. We have also found a meeting space for our Sunday morning gatherings beginning Sept 20th. A contract is being formed between Emmaus Asheville and Evergreen Community Charter School.
Important for donors
We have received our own 501c3 status and now have our own account. We are in the process of implementing an online giving portal soon. Because of this, you will need to switch your donations to this account. When everything is operational, we will contact each of you and walk you through the process. In the meantime, any additional funds that go to the old account will be periodically moved to ours. No money will be lost. If you are currently sending physical checks, please make them out to “Emmaus Asheville” and send them to:
P.O. Box 9817
Asheville, NC 28815
Please keep us in your prayers. Specifically, pray for the below items
- The Gardner’s move to Asheville on May 11th.
- We’ll be starting a 2nd small group in May. Pray for its growth and health.
- We are slowly connecting with people that are far from God. Pray that they would accept Jesus as their Savior.
- Pray for the launch team as they move. Pray that He would continue to provide jobs and housing.
- Pray for us as we go through the book of Ephesians this summer. Pray that it would ground us in the gospel and motivate us to live out God’s mission in our new city.
- Pray that our group of 50 will grow to 75 or 100 by September.
- Most of all, pray that God would bring glory to Himself and to His Son through our efforts.
Thank you so much for all of your prayers and support. Without the leading of the Holy Spirit and your partnership with us, Emmaus Asheville would have never been launched.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.