February 13, 2015
PLANTR’S RECENT HISTORY
In June of 2014, Jonathan Dodson stepped down as the Director of PlantR. Both he and Brandon Hatmaker, along with Juan Sanchez later, relinquished their roles as Board members to pursue other interests and to make room for more leaders and new strategies. They are all still highly involved in serving our city and motivated to see church planting flourish in Austin. As a result, the Board asked me to assume the role of Interim Director, and charged me with coordinating discussions about the way PlantR might continue to be a strategic voice in our city, and increase our effectiveness in serving church planters in Austin.
INTRODUCING NICK SHOCK
It is my pleasure to announce the new Director of PlantR, Nick Shock of Point Community Church. Nick has been in Austin for seven years, was one of the founding pastors of Cityview Bible Church, planted Redemption City Church in South Austin, and then recently merged with another congregation to form Point Community. For the last two years he has been the South Austin missional hub leader for PlantR. He has a lot of experience and context for church planting, organizational health, and leadership. He is married to Jada and they have six beautiful kids. He loves spending time with his family, being in the outdoors, keeping up with the Longhorns, and encouraging men to lead well.
The PlantR board is currently being re-populated with like-minded church planters and pastors who will lead us into the next fruitful season of encouraging a Christ-centered and context sensitive movement of new works in Austin. We’ll also be renovating the website and social media channels to create even better ways of connecting and interacting with PlantR’s vision. In addition, we’ll be hosting a new MicroConference later this year. Watch for these announcements coming soon!
JOIN US FOR A CONVERSATION
God is doing a lot in our city and 2014 was a year of transition. Leaders are organizing in a new way and collaborating like never before. The influx of population is highlighting the need for more new works and strategies. Please join us for a conversation about what is on the horizon for PlantR and for church planting in Austin. We are connecting with other networks and organizations in order to be a resource for networking, training, and mentoring for all the planters who are making their way to Austin.
WHAT: Vision, values, and conversation with Nick Shock and Ross Parsley.
WHEN: Thursday, March 12th, 12:00pm-1:30pm.
WHERE: Austin Baptist Association 3811 Harmon Ave. Austin, TX 78751
WHY: Because Jesus loves church planters in Austin!
HOW: Car, bicycle, boat, or long board. I hope to see you there!