Hello! My name is Tim Azevedo and my wife, Melinda, and I are both planting a church in Bethlehem, PA called Pure Word Church. God has given me a vision for Southside Bethlehem and I know He will do great things through our church plant, alongside other great Bible teaching churches in the area.
We started services on June of 2013 and are going strong with about 35 people in attendance each week. We haven’t technically launched the church yet (we did more of a soft launch) but we have been holding services for a while. We feel that we need to backtrack a little bit and complete some important tasks first before we move forward with this church plant.
One of those tasks is to join a church planting network. After looking at some church planting networks, we found ARC (Association of Related Churches) to be the best one that fits what we need in our situation. We love what they are doing with these church plants and love their vision! We have even visited an ARC church in Delaware and absolutely loved it. Not only will they provide training, but if we qualify, they are able to help us with funding, coaching, and accountability throughout the church planting process.
In order to join them, we need to go through their training and assessment process. This takes money; money that we currently don’t have in our budget, especially since fundraising is another task we must take on for this church plant. All of this takes place in Birmingham, Alabama. We plan on going to the one on November 9-11 this year, God willing, if we raise enough funds.
We need to raise a total of $2,350. We need your help! This will get us equipped to do what God has called us to do. We want to serve our community and give them Jesus! We need to learn and grow!
The money will pay for the two-day training sessions, the assessment, four nights at a hotel, round trip airplane tickets, food, gas and taxi fees for us to travel, and days missed at work.
The registration is limited, so if we can’t register for November by the time we reach our goal, then we will register for the next available training and assessment sessions.
Thank you so much for your contributions! If you cannot give financially, please pray for us, as God moves and guides our hearts to expand His Kingdom by planting churches!
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There are two ways to donate, both tax deductible.
1. Click on the “Donate” button below and use either your debit/credit card, or your Paypal account.*
2. In order to make an offline donation we ask that you please follow these instructions:
1) Make a check payable to “Pure Word Church”
2) On the memo line of the check, please indicate that the donation is for “ARC Training”
3) Please mail your check to:
Pure Word Church
P.O. Box 620
Bethlehem, PA 18018
All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and are tax deductible.
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*Your donation will be going to the Portuguese Pentecostal Church. This is the legal name of the mother church that is supporting our church plant. Today, they call themselves the Portuguese Evangelical Church or Igreja Palavra Pura. All donations are going directly towards this fundraising campaign.