1964: Huron Hills founded and a vision for planting churches is born
1990′s: Strong Consideration/Initial Effort at Planting
2009-10: Kingdom Growth Group/Congregational Round Table/Board Recommendation
A congregational growth group researches church planting and recommends moving forward. A round table discussion with congregational members affirms the recommendation and the Board advises staff to take next steps
2010-2011: Converge Worldwide/Assessment/Initial approaches
Dave Collins is assessed as a church planter at the Converge Worldwide/Vision 360 Church planters assessment. Initial approaches are considered regarding philosophy of ministry etc.
summer 2011: Launch Team Formed/Monthly Prayer and Conversation meetings begin.
Church planting has been in the DNA since the founding of Huron Hills back in the mid-1960’s. Shortly after the church was formed the founding members developed a vision of planting other churches. Following the call of Jesus in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20), the desire to see people far from God move into a close and living relationship has been in on the heart of our church for many years. Recently as we began to sense God’s call towards more definite steps to fulfill this vision, a group of congregational members completed a study of the ways that churches are planted and urged the church to move forward. With the blessing of the Church Board, and the support of the pastoral team, a Launch Team has been formed. This team will lead the church in prayer, discernment, discussion, and input as we move towards a second site, so that Huron Hills will become “One Church with Two Locations.” This type of church planting is called “multi-site church planting.”