Jon and Debra Martin
Wearing both hats directing church health
and church multiplication, provides many opportunities to serve our District family.
A key person serving alongside me has
been my wonderful bride of 27 years,
Debra, currently serving as the
Church Health and Multiplication
We have had both personal and
ministry joys and privileges in stateside
churches (PA), on the mission field (England)
and now in the Northeastern District Office.
Many of the seminars I offer have been
tremendously enhanced by Debra's
publisher passion gift. I also highly value the excellent rapport and input of the CMTeam
(Church Multiplication Team).
We meet four times a year to review
and stategize the work of this vital ministry in
the District. In 2009, the CMTeam prayed
specifically for additional church planting
initiatives to which the Lord opened some very unique doors. Offering initial start up funds,
the CMTeam was able to partner with
local churches to reach a portion of the mission
field the Lord placed in local communities.
Regarding Church Health, an emphasis has been: "Healthy Pastors, pastor Healthy Churches."
To that end, you will see an assortment of
ministry tools that have been developed
and are being utilized to encourage pastors
and church leaders.
As the resource page is further
developed and maintained and resources
are acquired and evaluated they
will be posted for your convenience.
As you can see, Church Health and Multiplication covers a significant area of District ministry. Additional resources are needed to meet
those Divine appointments but our first step
always needs to be prayer.
"Prayer is the primary work
of the people of God"
"Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything, by prayer
and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God.
And the peace of God,
which transcends all
will guard your hearts and
your minds in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4: 6,7
I look forward to ways the Office of Church
Health and Multiplication can come
alongside you and the ministry the Lord
has called you to serve in the Northeastern
District either through presenting seminars,
speaking engagements, sharing a District
greeting on a Sunday morning, or in sharing
prayer requests. I would welcome being
placed on your prayer sheets as I travel
and minister in the District.
Together in the joy of His service,
Rev. Jon Martin
Director of Church Health