From the Director's Desk...
"The purpose of the churches in the Northeast Region is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all the world and make disciples of all Nations."
One cannot study the New Testament without realizing that the apostle Paul had a significant influence upon a young minister whose name was Timothy. In one of his letters to Timothy, Paul declared, “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men (women), who shall be able to teach others also.”- 2 Timothy 2:2. The question is, how does that happen today?
One of the key ingredients is teaching the principles of evangelistic/discipleship ministry according to the Scriptures. For the training to be complete and ministry be effective, there must be a strong dose of practical experience.
The Northeast Region Evangelism Ministry will provide practical tools and insight into effective evangelism through topics such as initiative evangelism, peer evangelism, friendship evangelism, relational evangelism, social networking, urban outreach, ministering to urban families and church growth/planting. Just as an apprentice is taught by a journeyman and a pre-med student is mentored by a doctor, so it is that the Northeast Region Evangelism Ministry believes in the invaluable experience of hearing from seasoned ministers as well as others who are in impacting others through evangelism.
The “melting pot” of the world is strategically located in the Northeast Region. The world (people groups, cultures, etc) comes to the northeast region. Therefore, our churches in this region must be keenly aware of the need to engage, reach, and minister to the “world” in which we live through various forms of evangelism. We must also be aware that “discipleship happens in the context of authentic relationships”. The Northeast Regional Evangelism Ministry will partner with local churches and districts to strengthen their vision for their specific communities, through areas such as cross-cultural ministry, cross-generational ministry, outreach initiatives, evangelistic campaigns, and soul winning efforts. Together we declare: “God give us the Northeast Region and Bermuda for Your kingdom and glory”.
Northeast Population (United States Census (2013)
Connecticut – 3.596 million
Massachusetts – 6.693 million
Maine- 1.3228 million
New York* – 19.65 million
New York City* – 8.406 million
New Hampshire – 1.328 million
Rhode Island – 1.052 million