October 2023

Supporting Church Planting, Church Vitality, and Youth & Young Adult Ministry

GOAL: $150,000

Thanks to generous donors, matching funds are available on the first


How you can participate

RAISE AWARENESS: In support of this effort, consider using the downloadable Forge Ahead announcement slides and schedule one or all of the 3-minute videos (view and download below) during your worship service announcements in October.
CREATE OPPORTUNITY: The vision to plant more CLB churches, help congregations grow as disciple-making communities, and assist our churches to reach the next generation with the gospel will require engaging financial partners. Please consider creating an opportunity for your congregation to participate.
Greeting from the Director of North American Mission
Three videos are available to stream and download below.

Your support matters

Will you come alongside our church planters and pastors again this year?
Past gifts have contributed to the launch of three new CLB churches in 2022, created disciple-making cohorts, provided training in church vitality for six churches, and allowed the CLB to host a 2022 Elevate Youth Convention while planning for another in 2024.

Video #1

Church Planting: Grace Hill, Boston

Kristian & Mary Anderson are planting Grace Hill Community Church in East Boston. Hear their story and how they are building relationships and sharing the gospel in their community.

Video #2

Church Planting: The River, Red Deer, AB

Harold Rust, church planter and pastor of The River Church in Red Deer (Alberta), shares how they are reaching people from around the world as they come to the city of Red Deer.
Note: The "Canada Version" below includes the CLBC website at the end.

Video #3

Youth Ministry: Elevate Youth Convention

Elevate Youth Convention / 2024 July 2-6, 2024 / Estes Park, CO
The CLB Youth Convention has been happening every other year for decades. Recently, the convention has found a long-term home in Estes Park, CO. Hundreds of youth attend each time, providing a space to teach, train, and find a community anchored in the Gospel and rooted CLB mission and theology.
Learn More: www.elevateyc.org