By Paul Gordon • January 4, 2023
Our mission as a church is make more and better disciples of Jesus. We believe the best strategy to accomplish that mission is to plant Christ-centered and biblically based churches.
While each of our churches carries out mission in their local contexts, we believe we can plant more churches as a network that plants churches together. So, we commit 10% of all general giving at each of our Terra Nova churches into church planting efforts. In the past decade, Terra Nova has given over $400k into the church planting movement.
We love to work together with like minded partners and so we are part of the Acts 29 Network. Additionally, we are focused on building partnerships with organizations like the Leaders Collective, Converge Northeast and the North American Mission Board (NAMB).
In addition to planting Terra Nova Churches, it has been a special privledge of the Terra Nova Network to help plant churches like Grace Road in Rochester, NY; GraceLife in Avon, NY; Axe21 in Sherbrooke and Magog in Quebec, Canada, Nuova Vita in Salerno Italy. Additionally, over our 10+ year history at Terra Nova we have been honored that our Senior Pastor, Ed Marcelle, has served by overseeing the Northeast for Acts 29 and we have played a role in nearly 50 churches being planted in the Northeast over the past 10-years through church planting training events and coaching new church planters.
Currently, the Terra Nova Network has created a church planting residency that we hope will continue the work of planting church planting churches.