Converge MidAmerica started as a mission to reach the vast number of immigrants coming to the United States in the 1850s. This new mission movement turned into a family of churches.
This family started working together to reach more communities with the love of Jesus by pooling their money together to hire what were affectionately known as state missionaries. These missionaries traveled throughout the region planting new churches and bringing encouragement to a growing number of partner churches in their area.
Today Converge MidAmerica is a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural mission that still operates like those regional missionaries. In the last 20 years it has expanded its reach from 86 churches across four states to over 242 churches across eight states reaching 10 language groups. This unprecedented growth means that more and more men, women and children are being touched by the gospel of hope and the love of Jesus.
And yet the real heroes in this God story are you: the pastors, staff and lay leaders from our family of churches that support, sacrifice and partner with us as we together fulfill our 167-year-old vision of starting and strengthening churches.
This vision report reflects the cooperative efforts of our churches over the last two ministry years. My prayer is that it stirs your heart with thanksgiving and emboldens your prayers to trust God for more than we can ask or imagine!
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21).
In Encounter: A 21- Day Fresh Encounter with the Holy Spirit, Gary Rohrmayer desires to help us work out in our minds and hearts what it means to have “fellowship with the Holy Spirit.”