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New City Network Church Planting

Reaching Metro DC Through Church Planting

 

Why Church Planting?

McLean Bible Church has been a beacon of hope for more than 50 years. God has used our church tremendously to reach many in our city with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. However, there is more work that lies ahead of us, and we recognize that we can't tackle it alone. We need hundreds of mighty churches, all working together toward the same goal. In 2016, we launched our church planting network, New City Network, which aims to multiply and equip Gospel-centered churches in Metro DC. New City Network works with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to accomplish this vision, through MBC's partnership with the Southern Baptist Convention.

Two ways you can stay up-to-date on New City Network progress and events are by subscribing to our monthly e-newsletter updates and "Prayer Warriors" planter prayer requests by clicking at the top of the right-hand column.

New City aims to multiply and equip Gospel-centered churches in Metro DC by:

 

Supporting Planters

We recognize that there are many faithful churches in Metro DC working to make Jesus known. With this in mind, we seek to encourage like-minded church planting and revitalization initiatives in the greater Washington DC area by providing resources such as training, coaching and funding for those seeking to plant new churches and restore vitality to older ones. We intend to give special interest to serving those working among ethnic minorities.

 

Networking Churches

We are seeking to organize a simple family of churches dedicated to reproducing faithful churches throughout Metro DC. The network is made up of new and existing churches that meet the network guidelines and desire to participate. Check out our list of partnering churches!

 

Developing Training

It is our intention to produce a training system that is reproducible in churches of various sizes and adequately prepares and equips biblically qualified men and their teams to plant new evangelical churches in Metro DC. 

 

Advocating for Church Planting and the Great Commission

We desire to help members and attendees of McLean Bible Church and other churches in the region to understand the biblical rationale for church planting and to familiarize them with need for new churches in Metro DC. In turn, we hope this motivates them to participate in local church planting initiatives. Our intro to church planting class, "Church Planting Primer," will be available this Fall 2017 for anyone wanting to learn more about church planting and how every Christian can be involved.

 

Learn More

 

Location 

Offices Located in 3 North

MBC Tysons

Topics 
Church Planting
Contact 
Coordinator
Holly Huffman
703-770-2997
Training and Resources
Jordan Thigpen
Childcare Options 
Childcare is not provided

Staff

 
 

Clint Clifton

Director, New City Network
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Clint Clifton is the founding pastor of Pillar Church in Dumfries, VA. Pillar Church began in 2005 Just outside Marine Corps Base Quantico and has aggressively planted new churches and developed church planting leaders in Reykjavik, Iceland, Bali, Indonesia and many other domestic locations. In 2011 Pillar launched the Praetorian Project, an initiative to plant a network of churches near military installations. Today there are eight Praetorian Project churches operating near bases worldwide.

Clint married Jennifer, his high school sweetheart, and together they have six children. Clint holds degrees from The Baptist College of Florida and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and has authored or contributed to numerous church planting books and periodicals. Clint currently serves as the North American Mission Board City Missionary to Washington, D.C. and continues to give oversight to Praetorian Project and New City Network, the church planting ministry of MBC.

 
 

Jordan Thigpen

Training and Resources, New City Network
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Jordan has been the Director of Training and Resources at New City since July of 2016. He is married to Macey, and they have one daughter, Mclendon Hope. Jordan and Macey are both from Vidalia, Georgia. Before coming to New City, Jordan and Macey lived in Wake Forest, North Carolina where Jordan attended SEBTS. Jordan is continuing his education there as a distance student.

Jordan and Macey enjoy sports, good coffee, working out, and spending time together as a family. Jordan is preparing for pastoral ministry, and is dedicated to the multiplication of healthy churches and pastors in Metro DC.

 
 

Holly Huffman

New City Network Coordinator
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Holly has served as the Coordinator for New City Network since its beginning in 2016. She has held other staff roles at MBC since 2010, both with Frontline Tysons and the subsequent Young Adult Ministry of MBC Tysons. Holly is from Oklahoma City and has lived in the DC area since 2006. Prior to working in ministry, she worked as a recovery room RN. She enjoys serving behind-the-scenes and helping processes run smoothly!

Serve Opportunities

New City Network is looking to increase our level of planter care and to help MBC congregants in engage with the work of church planting!  Planters, their wives, and their kids need to be loved as they pour themselves out for their communities - communities that often don’t want them there.

Ongoing | FlexibleOff Campus

McLean Bible Church serves as the North American Mission Board's DC Church Planter Assessment Center. Two to three times a year, we host prospective church planting candidates who intend to plant churches in Metro DC within the next year.

Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 - Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 | Varies, 7 am-10 pm (shifts available) | Tysons

New City Network desires to produce practical, in-the-trenches content for the betterment of pastors, church planters, and church planting team members. Our goal is to assemble an editorial board that proofreads and edits the books and content we develop as a network.

The responsibilities include:

Ongoing | FlexibleOff Campus

Social media is an important part of the mission of New City Network: Multiply and equip Gospel-centered churches in Metro DC. Social Media is how we promote our resources. This promotion leads to engagement with our resources, and through that engagement we hope to gain influence.

Ongoing | FlexibleOff Campus