News & Updates

SEARCH AND RESCUE

Dear TIMES12 Family, As we wrap up the year and approach the joyous season of Christmas, it’s a great time to reflect on why Jesus came and the heart of our mission together. Jesus said about himself, “the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (Luke…
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REACHING A SKEPTICAL WORLD

Last month, TIMES12 led a one-day conference in Baltimore, MD for about 50 church planters, pastors, and leaders. Conference participants traveled in from their cities, towns, and communities across Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC, and Virginia. The conference, “Reaching a Skeptical World: Building an Outward-Facing Church that is Equipped for Evangelism,”…
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Celebrating 5 Years in Mercytown, USA

On Sunday, April 16, the congregation of Epiphany Church lined up in formation and did the Electric Slide. It was not an irreverent addition to their morning worship set, but a fun element of their 5-year anniversary celebration following the day’s services. Epiphany Church was planted in April 2018 to…
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EXPANDING GOD’S KINGDOM IN UTAH

“It’s more like India or Afghanistan than it is like Cleveland, because it’s not that people are irreligious, they are deeply religious and their religion encapsulates the entirety of their lives.” That was how church planting pastor Austin Glenn described not a foreign country, but Davis County, Utah, shortly after…
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Going and Gathering

“I’ve always had a church planting heartbeat,” pastor Wes White stated on a sunny February afternoon, explaining that he has helped churches plant new churches over nearly three decades, and planted one himself in Spain. Now, the Lord is leading Wes to partner with TIMES12 to plant a new gospel-centered…
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Seeing the Harvest

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” – Matthew 9:37-38 (ESV) The harvest is plentiful… The blue-haired barista who makes your morning lattes, the businessman who…
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Celebration of Multiplication

On December 4, I had the joy-filled experience of participating in Celebration Sunday at Redemption City Church (RCC) in Baltimore, MD. RCC was planted several years ago as part of TIMES12 and they are thriving! Adam Muhtaseb (RCC’s Pastor for Vision and Preaching), his fellow elders, staff, the church body…
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Offering Thanks

Situated on the border of Camden and Philadelphia, Gloucester City, New Jersey, is home to blue-collar workers, drug addicts, people experiencing homelessness, and many others. You don’t have to look far to find folks in need. Pastor Joe Marlin and his church plant, Epiphany Church of Gloucester City, embrace this…
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Leading Kingdom Churches

Since TIMES12’s inception, the Lord has raised up dozens of gifted leaders who have planted gospel-centered churches throughout the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. Today, almost 30 active, fruit-bearing churches engage in grassroots mission in their communities, grow faithful disciples, and gather weekly for engaging worship with expository biblical preaching. Future planters receive practical training every…
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City of Bridges

Did you know that a study in 2006 revealed that Pittsburgh, PA has 446 bridges? More bridges than any other city in the world.1 Hence the nickname – City of Bridges. Like a bridge connects two separate sides of land, gospel-centered churches connect lost people to God through Jesus Christ.
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