Saratoga, Ny

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Terra Nova Saratoga is being planted for one singular purpose and it is this-the people of Saratoga Springs are loved by God. All of us, at some point, have walked in darkness. We were unaware, scoffers, doubters or skeptics. Whether we knew it or not, we were enemies of God; yet, we were deeply loved by Him. Somewhere, sometime and in some place in your life, someone shared the truth of Jesus-who he is and what he had done for you. On that day you believed, the truth set you free. On that day, your eyes were opened and you felt the immeasurable grace, mercy and love that somehow you had always known was missing. This is our desire for the people of Saratoga Springs. That they too can walk in this light and find life, place and meaning through Jesus. We are a small community of dedicated believers who are passionate about this mission, yet we cannot do it alone. We don’t’ want to do it alone. In this critical stage of our young, growing church, we need financial support to help us make more and better disciples of Jesus in our city and the surrounding area.

Saratoga Springs, part of the Capital District of New York, is one of the least biblically minded cities in our country according to recent Barna survey. There are many here who walk in darkness. It is our firm belief that God has placed us in this exact time and in this exact place for his purpose and plan to proclaim the gospel to the ends of the earth. It is our desire to see people come to faith in Jesus and it is our privilege to help them follow Jesus as pilgrims on their journey of discipleship. We believe the best way to follow Jesus on this great disciple-making mission is to have a vibrant, loving, Christ-centered, gospel proclaiming church in heart of Saratoga Springs. There are so many great causes clamoring for your attention, so many good things for you to invest in, but what greater investment can you make than to partner with us to see lives transformed by the power of the Gospel through the work of Jesus! Thank you for your monthly support or even your one-time gift. Your support will help us with overhead costs for the space to gather each Sunday; your support will help us with the infrastructure and supplies that help us accomplish our mission each week; your support will help us as we reach out to our community with the love of Christ and proclaim the gospel

Meet the Fischers

More about Scott & Heather

Scott and his wife Heather met in college where they were both training for a life of ministry. They married in 2000 and have lived in upstate New York serving in ministry since 2002. In addition to their ministry at church, Heather leads and coordinates the Capital District Task Force for Love 146-a non-profit agency which works to end child sex trafficking and exploitation across the globe. In 2016, Heather joined the staff of Love 146 as Action Coordinator where her role is to mobilize and equip volunteers all over the country to engage in the abolition movement. Outside of ministry, Scott and Heather enjoy good food, great coffee and deep theological conversations. They also have three boys who are full of energy and life. As a family, they enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, and in the summer, love to work in their vegetable garden!

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Meet the Williams

More about Daniel & Lea

Daniel and Lea met after college in a discipleship program in upstate NY. This season of their life deepened their love for the Lord and introduced them to the possibility of a life of friendship and ministry lived out together. In 2006, Daniel and Lea were married and moved to the Capital Region where they quickly joined and fell in love with the Terra Nova community. Daniel came on staff as a pastor in 2012 to help launch a new Terra location in Saratoga Springs. Lea’s experience working at the New Faith Family Center for woman and children, and St. Anne Institute for troubled teenage girls fostered a heart for women and the challenges they face. Lea now enjoys serving as a coordinator for Poiema (the women’s ministry at Terra). Lea and Daniel love raising their son Everett, hiking in the Adirondack Mountains, and the many opportunities to enjoy the arts, culture, and food that downtown Saratoga Springs brings.

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Provision

Financial Support

Learn more about our financial needs and breakdown in the FAQ below

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What are Terra Nova Saratoga's Financial Goals?

Right now we are in a season of transition. We are in the process of launching from our parent church (Terra Nova Troy) towards autonomy and being a self sustaining part of the Terra Nova Network. Like anyone launching out on their own, there are many financial challenges as we work toward independence. We are looking to raise $50,000 in addition to our regular giving to help with some of our immediate financial goals. These funds will help us move towards financial sustainability and help us build on the existing infrastructure. This includes our rented weekly gathering space, and office space in Saratoga Springs. We currently rent worship and office space from another church which accounts for a major part of our annual budget. Our long-term goal is to have a more permanent and accessible place where we can gather for ministry, training and worship throughout the week.

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