Skip to content

church planting in seattle

June 29, 2011

I have recently gotten to know two guys who are in the midst of planting churches in Seattle. They both strongly desire to see our city blessed by the gospel.

Simon Cunningham is the pastor of Roots Church, which meets here on Capitol Hill. Simon is a bundle of passion and energy. If you spend much time on Capitol Hill, you have probably walked by him a dozen times. He’s always out meeting people and trying to figure out how to point people in our neighborhood to Jesus. Simon also runs a monthly event for skeptics and spiritual seekers at Piecora’s called “Theology Pub”. I have been to Theology Pub and it’s a good thing.

Adam Sinnett is the pastor of Downtown Cornerstone Church, which meets in Pioneer Square. Adam and his family just moved downtown from West Seattle.  His great passion is to see the gospel take root in Seattle’s downtown neighborhoods.

This week I had lunch with Adam at Michou in Pike Place Market (if you haven’t had one of their sandwiches, you should remedy that quickly, but that’s a different blog post). Anyway, we were talking about their new church plant and he was encouraged by the growth that is happening there.

But then he said something that was really profound. He said, “You know, Seattle needs 100 more churches before we can even make a dent in our city’s need for the gospel.”

He’s right. God’s vision for the city is bigger than any one particular church. Our city needs a lot more churches.

So, pray for these two churches. I am thankful they are here. Seeking to bring the gospel to our great city.

PS While you’re praying, don’t forget to pray for our own affiliate church plant, All Souls.  Andy and Rachel would love your steady prayer support.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 29, 2011 11:47 am

    I love church planting. This is encouraging to read.

  2. Amber permalink
    August 27, 2011 11:15 am

    I heard about you guys from my family in Washington State and I want you to know people are praying for you 3000 miles away. Bring it on, God, the everlasting life!

    ~Manassas, DC

    • John permalink*
      August 27, 2011 11:34 am

      Thank you so much! Please don’t stop.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: