Volume 8, Issue 1
Sligo Baptist Reaches Indigenous
Status as a Local Church
Several years ago Reseeding America Church Planter Chris
Corrigan restarted a church that was ready to close in Silver
Spring, Maryland. Area churches assisted
him as well as Reseeding America
Ministry. This past year Chris has
been able to notify all of his supporting
churches that the church is now ready to
be self-supporting and that their help and
support could be sent to another USA
church planter. The following are excerpts
from Brother Corrigan's last prayer letter
to his supporting churches:
If everyone were to be in church at the same time, we'd have
one hundred twenty. Can't I dream? If you were to walk into
Sligo Baptist on any given day, you'd see an average of sixty in
the morning service and forty in the
other three services. We have ten to
eighteen soul winners every Saturday
morning and we support twenty-four
missionaries with an annual budget of
$35,000. Besides my family, we have five other
traditional families and the rest are
folks the Lord has seen fit to send our
way or won to the Lord from eleven
different nations. We have a solid
family teaching the kids on Thursday
nights which allowed Amy to start a
new ministry with the toddlers.
Thank you for your faithful prayers and
support. This is our last prayer letter as Left to right: James Bosse, President Jehovah-Jireh
Ministries; Pastor Philip Bishop, Lighthouse Baptist
we are now supported by our church.
Church, Alexandria, VA; Pastor Chris Corrigan, Sligo
Praise God! On April 15 we marked
Baptist Church, Silver Spring, MD; Bob Larson, Reseeding
our 4th anniversary of re-planting Sligo America Ministries
Let me close with this thought: We
Baptist Church. We celebrated by having
worked hard, very hard. But God did ALL the good stuff!
a “Pastor's Pals Day.” This involved a pizza party for ages 12 and
TODAY I strive to be closer to my Savior than ever. Jesus is
under and their families. We followed the pizza party with duck
worthy. Keep your checks, but not your prayers. We love you
pin bowling. The young people are being trained to serve the
all. With grateful hearts, Chris & Amy, Quinn (13), Sunny (12),
Lord in their local church and then rewarded.
Marie (7), Daniel (3), David (1).
When we arrived four years ago, things were very different.
We had a congregation of six senior citizens (if they all came),
It is always a wonderful occasion when a church planter can come off
no money, sad physical building condition, massive water and
monthly support because his church is able to meet all of the financial
termite damage and two churches with different doctrines
needs of the work.
renting our buildings and dominating all our space.
Fifteen hundred days later (at least I didn't count the hours),
God has blessed above our faith with souls saved and baptized
and a small flock that ebbs and flows. The bottom line is we
are a church that is growing in the right direction one brick at
a time. We are keeping Luke 19:10 the main thing. Our hearts
have been shattered and encouraged many times.
Reseeding America strives to help our men who are planting churches
and restarting churches to take the necessary steps to become indigenous
On Thursday night, June 21, 2012, I had the great privilege of presenting
Reseeding America Church Planter Chris Corrigan and his congregation
the Reseeding America “Indigenous Church Award.” We are happy to
see that this church is now completely self-supporting!