Missouri Acts 29 church update

I received this notice from Darren Casper who is managing “Show Me Church Partnership Church Planting Fund” which was set up to assist those pastors who lost funding due to the recent decision by the MBC Executive Board.


While there were efforts by some state leaders to go ahead and fulfill the existing funding commitment, it now appears certain that Acts 29 churches will lose their funding by the Missouri Baptist Convention.

St. Louis Metro has kicked in $5,000 to get this fund rolling and the other checks are starting to come in. We are somewhere around $9,000 now, but closer to $26,000 is needed to fund these church plants.

Each of these church plants have been in good standing with the Missouri Baptist Convention and have expressed commitment to the Baptist Faith and Message as well as their partnering relationship with the Acts 29 network.

An accurate record is being kept by our office staff of funds received, distributed, and contributing partners. Unless you tell me otherwise, these churches will know of all the individuals, organizations, and churches that have contributed to the fund. If you have questions, or would like to contribute to this fund:

St. Louis Metro Baptist Association
Attn. Darren Casper – Church Planting
3859 Fee Fee Road
Bridgeton, Mo. 63044
314.571.7579 x. 103

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

3 thoughts on “Missouri Acts 29 church update

  1. I wonder how many have responded? I will bring the fund to the attention of our Association Missions Committee, of which i am a member.

  2. According to Don Hinkle in the MBC Pathway (click here), this action only affects two church plants. Is that correct?

    Hinkle’s article doesn’t mention any commitments. What kind of commitments were made to these church plants? If there were commitments, were there time limits on them?

  3. Dennis-

    While I could posit some possible answers to your questions you would be more apt to receive 100% accurate information by speaking to one of the church planters affected directly. The one I would recommend would be Kevin Larson. You can reach him through the church’s website, karischurch.org, or through the church blog, karisblog.org.

    I hope that helps!

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