California PC(USA) congregation helps launch four new worshiping communities.
Each 1001 community reaches diverse range of people within 12-mile radius of church
by Paul Seebeck | Presbyterian News Service
HAYWARD, Calif. — Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) minister Jake Medcalf refuses to believe the denomination should just go quietly into the night. “If we’re going to survive,” he says, “we have to trust God has more for us than Sunday morning worship and go make an impact in the neighborhood where we are.”
The church Medcalf serves, First Presbyterian Church of Hayward, California, has started four 1001 new worshiping communities. Each community is reaching a diverse range of people within a 12-mile radius of the 350-member church. The leaders of these new worshiping communities are all members of First’s staff.