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Expanding the
Reseeding America
Ministry By Bob Larson, USA Director
Over the past two or three years, it has become evident that we need to take steps to
expand the Reseeding America Ministry. The volume of calls we now receive from churches
in decline who want us to help them, from churches that are planting churches and want
our assistance, or from churches that do not have pastors has created more demands on
our ministry than ever before. Meanwhile, the ongoing needs and requests from our own
BIMI Reseeding America missionaries go on day after day regardless of how many requests
we receive outside of our United States BIMI missionary family. We will always make our
own United States missionaries a priority, but Baptist International Missions exists to assist
New Testament Baptist churches and we would not exist without them. We feel a deep
obligation to assist churches that call upon us for help. The following steps are necessary
if we are going to keep up with the future demands of this ministry. Please pray with us
concerning the following expansion steps:
• The recruitment of retired pastors and/or missionaries who could be mobile
(who perhaps have their own RVs) and be self-supporting and be willing to work
short-term, filling pulpits of churches in decline and assisting in church restarts
— Those involved would not be BIMI missionaries but would work alongside
the BIMI Reseeding America Ministry.

• One-day conferences where we challenge and train New Testament Baptist
churches in church restart ministry
— This seminar will give healthy churches the resources and tools to minister
effectively to declining churches. Sessions would include various outreach
techniques such as acquiring sources for outreach ministry, preparing church
members to minister to another church, and using and teaching discipleship
ministries to rebuild a church in decline.

• Forming regional partnerships throughout the United States with strong New
Testament Baptist churches that can carry out a restart ministry in their regions
— The church would minister to churches in decline and recruit sister churches
to assist in this effort.

• Conducting “Every City USA Mission Conferences” where churches focus on
church planting and church restoration in the United States during their yearly
mission conferences
— United States church planters would be invited to the conference, and the
entire conference would deal with the need for new churches and church
restoration across America.

If we can help your church or if you would like more information concerning the
Reseeding America Ministry, you may email me at or contact me
through Baptist International Missions.

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Reseeding America
2017 Field Conferences
The 2017 BIMI Reseeding America/ARM East Coast Field Conference was held
April 23–26 at Bible Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee. We try to make our Field
Conferences a time where we encourage our USA missionaries and church planters with
teaching, preaching, testimonies, good food, comfortable places to stay, family outings,
and activities. Pastor and Mrs. Bryan Baggett, their staff, and church members did a
tremendous job of hosting our group. Challenging and encouraging messages from Dr.

David Snyder, Dr. David Price, and Pastor Baggett helped us focus on the Savior and the
opportunities He gives us to reach a lost world. We offer many thanks to Bible Baptist
Church for their hospitality and kindness to all our Reseeding America/ARM missionaries.

Also, we appreciate and thank all the churches and individuals who contributed to the
expense of this conference.

Our West Coast church planters and missionaries met for our 2017 West Coast Field
Conference May 14–16 at Mountain Side Baptist Church in Surprise, Arizona, on the
north side of Phoenix. This meeting was held in conjunction with the church’s Spring
Revival with Evangelist John Goetsch. Reseeding America church planter Rick Bonds and
his wife, Jackie, were presented their 25–year BIMI pins during the meeting. We would
like to give our thanks to Mountain Side Baptist Church for hosting our conference once
again this year on the West Coast. We also want to thank the churches and individuals
who helped make this meeting a reality through their generous contributions.

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