Adopt-A-Church at Historic New Outreach Church is now April 10th!
Adopt-A-Church gives you an opportunity to partner with one of McKinney’s oldest churches, helping them continue to reach an underserved community with the Gospel message!
As part of the McKinney Black History Month program of events, this year’s Adopt-A-Church will be held at the historic New Outreach Church on Wilcox Street in McKinney.
On April 10th, the inaugural McKinney Black Historic Church Assembly will be held at New Outreach Church to celebrate the legacy of historically black churches in the McKinney area while bringing recognition to the urgent need for the preservation of the oldest churches on the East Side of McKinney.
JOIN US FOR THE 11AM SUNDAY SERVICE
followed by a Fellowship Lunch provided by our favorite local food truck.
Elected officials, city and church leaders, and new McKinney residents are greatly encouraged to attend for an afternoon of worship and fellowship. Church will be held from 11 am to 1230 pm, followed by a hosted and catered hot lunch and fellowship for the congregation and new guests at the church located at 506 Wilcox Street, McKinney, Tx.
How You Can Help New Outreach Church of God in Christ:
To make much-needed repairs to this historic church and provide safe and comfortable space for current and future members, we would appreciate any support in the following areas:
With your support, we can continue to serve the community and ensure the future of this important place of worship and the East McKinney church community.
Would you consider contributing to help us work toward our mission?
Contact Pastor Eddie Seals at (214) 392-1090 for more information.
On behalf of your church community at New Outreach Church of God in Christ, thank you in advance for your support.
Five Reasons Why Church Adoption and Church Fostering Are Such Important Movements
- When a church is adopted or fostered, closure is prevented or, at the very least, less likely. There is therefore still a congregational presence in the community. The physical resources intended for God’s work remain for God’s work.
- The pandemic has increased the need for church adoption and fostering. More churches are struggling. More churches are at risk of closure. More pastors are leaving under pressure and frustration. The need is great. And the resources are there.
- The church adoption and church fostering movements are reminders that churches should work together to reach a community. These movements are a form of “horizontal growth” rather than the typical “vertical growth.” The latter is focused on getting as many people as possible to one place on Sunday morning. The former is focused on reaching the community.
- Churches that foster and/or adopt get healthier themselves. Both church adoption and church fostering are outwardly focused ministries. They take the focus off the unholy trinity of me, myself, and I, and move the focus to reaching others with the gospel. Outwardly focused churches don’t have time to be grumbling churches.
- These movements are grassroots and local. Those involved know the community. They typically love the community. This movement is not a movement where a denominational authority or some other distant entity tries to impose its will on a community. Fostering and adopting churches take place because those who lead them know healthier churches will lead to healthier communities.