For those of you who are new to my situation, I am attempting to raise funds so that I can work in a full-time capacity alongside our current pastor/church-planter. He is an ordained minister in the PCA (www.pcanet.org), has been called to the mission work here in Danville (www.christpresbyterianchurch.org), and is being supported financially by the members of our mission church as well as our presbytery. So for many folks out there, you are asking yourself the question, “If they already have a full-time, ordained minister in place, why would they need another full-time man?” Well I am so glad you asked… I am attempting to be faithful to the pattern of church planting found in the Bible. Although the Bible does not give us the “7 Easy Steps to Church Planting”, it does give us patterns and principles within which we are free to operate according to wisdom and the providential circumstances God has laid before us. One of those patterns we see in the New Testament is concerning the apostle Paul’s missionary activity. We always see him working either in pairs or teams when bringing the gospel of Christ to a place in hopes of planting a church or strengthening the saints already there (Acts 11:25-26; 13:2-5, 13-14; 16:10-14; 17:1-4; Rom. 16:3, 9, 21; Gal. 2:9; Phil. 2:19-25). So my desire to remain in Danville and assist our pastor in a full-time capacity is to be faithful to the scriptures and help minimize the “one-man-show” approach to church planting which is fraught with more difficulties than a team or paired approach.