Welcome to Mission Resurrection Church - Moore County, NC!
Resurrection Church in Hope Mills, NC is excited to announce the formation of a new Anglican Church in Moore County! In partnership with Christ Church in Winston Salem and Holy Trinity Church in Chapel Hill, Resurrection Church is sponsoring this new church plant called Mission Resurrection Church, until a permanent name is selected.
These three churches are working together using the old circuit rider team model of ministry to provide stability, support, prayer, resources and seasoned leadership until a Moore County core group is strong and mature enough to hire their own Rector (the Anglican word for Senior Pastor). Watch the 5 minute video below to learn how Rev.'s Lovejoy and Sharpe used this same circuit rider model to begin a new Anglican Church in Beckley, WV.
A Moore County core group has already begun to form. Developing and growing this core group will be our focus starting February 10, 2021 with a Wednesday night Zoom Lectio Divina Group. For more details on Anglicanism, Lectio Divina, Mission Resurrection leadership, why we are planting a church during a pandemic and how you can be joyfully involved, please continue reading at right and below.
Vision & FAQ Document
How Can I Be Involved?
-Lectio Divina: Join us Wednesday evenings beginning Feb. 10, 2021 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. for a Zoom Lectio Divina Bible Study. You can read more about the ancient practice of Lectio Divina here. We will also gather periodically for outdoor in-person fellowship once the weather warms up.
-Pray: Pray with us for this new work, that God would be pleased and glorified, that our love would be genuine and sacrificial and that the gospel of Jesus Christ would bring new life to many.
-Give: The circuit rider model of church planting is nimble and low cost, since the initial leadership team are already paid by their home churches. Costs primarily include mileage reimbursement, worship supplies, eventual building rental and saving up for hiring a permanent leader. If you would like to give toward this new work, Resurrection Church is receiving and accounting for all funds given until Mission Resurrection sets up their own bank account. Click here to give and select the Missions Moore County category to enter your amount.
-Worship & Serving: After gathering for fellowship and formation in our weekly Lectio Divina Zoom group starting February 10, we will evaluate core group development and public health for the right time to begin monthly preview worship services on Sunday mornings. Monthly Sunday worship could begin as early as Summer of 2021. These services provide a way to serve in worship, learn Anglican liturgy, invite friends and put systems in place that will benefit the new church and attract strong future leadership. Until Mission Resurrection Church worship begins, core group members are welcome to worship here via 10 a.m. Sunday morning livestream with Resurrection Church. We held our first Moore County backyard communion service on Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2021. A strong sense of the joy of the Lord pervaded our gathering.
Rev. Elijah Lovejoy