Daughter Churches: Insights, Ideas and Secrets of Success
Ray Cole, Aiken, SC- It can’t be a one-man show. You’re going to have those times when you are preaching to an empty congregation, days when you don’t feel it or see it. You’ll need to have people who are stable, people who will be there with it to make it work.
The home church has got to be taken care of. You’ve got to keep the mother church healthy, spiritually speaking, in order to bless the new births.
All the daughter works we started are still in existence. Some of them are autonomous.
We’re going on our 18th year and yet there’s a spark in me, especially as it pertains to our deaf churches. There are not many deaf churches in the UPCI. More than anything, I would love to have more deaf works established. They have limited places to go, so when you start something, they come. They worship more than our hearing people do. I have a deaf church that’s a daughter work. At one point I said, I’m going to have to take our hearing people there to see how deaf people worship. I could see myself starting another deaf work.