NACP Partnerships: Supporting Church Planting & Reaching the Lost in the Northeast and Toronto

NACP Partnerships: Supporting Church Planting & Reaching the Lost in the Northeast and Toronto

Planting new churches is the most effective way to reach the lost – and there are more than 60 million people in the Northeast and Toronto who are living and dying right now without Christ

Boe and Connie Ellis through a ministry called North American Church Planting Partnerships are supporting Southern Baptist church planters and church planting leaders by providing a catalytic, church planting need – that because of the lack of churches in these areas, there just isn’t local funding for.

We invite you to expand the mission of your church, your organization and your family by partnering with us. You can adopt a planter, a church plant, a city or the whole region.

Your prayers, your teams, and your financial giving through the Metro-New York Baptist Association and the Baptist Convention of New England will not just support our ministry but it will underwrite the work that we are giving away to planters who are not equipped to tell their stories and create new partnerships.

Thank you for helping us help them reach their neighborhoods and the nations.

Collegiate Northeast: Connecting NYC Students to Christ

Collegiate Northeast: Connecting NYC Students to Christ

Boe Ellis and CERICDigital are pleased to announce today the release of a new NECPCoalition project produced for Susan Field of Collegiate Northeast and the Metro New York Baptist Association. This project was shot in September, 2012 with Jimmy Steele. Special thanks to the whole MNYBA staff and the Office of GC Partnerships of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Check out the original post on the NECPCoalition here. [clear /]

MNYBA partners with Boe Ellis to create new NYC Church Planting Site

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NEW YORK – CERICDigital and Boe Ellis are pleased to roll out today in partnership with George Russ of the the Metro New York Baptist Association and Steve Allen of the North American Mission Board the new

Geared especially as a resource for connecting future planters to the world’s most strategic metro-area, Ellis says the site will bring together the best of two worlds. First, Steve Allen’s influence and input as NAMB’s Lead Church Planting Catalyst for the Tri-State Church Planting team will give the site an insider’s look into the world of becoming a planter in the Metro-NYC area. And second, George Russ’s perspective as a local association leader will bring to the site a local flavor and a day-to-day, on-the-ground presence.

Though the site is still undergoing a major development / re-development, the team felt like there was enough of the story there now to go ahead and flip the switch and make the site live.

“I love it,” Allen said. “I love the new look and especially the way we have created a simple navigation for both planters and partners to find their way around. I look forward to this site representing us well and growing in the coming years.”



Ven a Oaxaca: Seminario Lacy

Boe Ellis and CERICDigital CJEllis are pleased to announce today the release of our first video entirely in Spanish. ¡Ven a Oaxaca! – It’s a call for native Mexicans to come and live and study at the Dr. G.H. Lacy Baptist Theological Seminary in, you guessed it, Oaxaca, Mexico. Tucked neatly into the country’s historic south-central mountains, the city Oaxaca is home for IMB missionary, Tom Dyson. Serving now as Interim Director of the 75 year-old seminary, Dyson says the greatest challenge is not creating a great place to train the indigenous missionaries and pastors of Mexico, but finding ways to spread the word about the seminary to Mexicans all over the country. We hope this video will help. It was shot and produced in May, 2012 with support from our firm, CERICDigital CJEllis, the IMB and the Center for Great Commission Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Visit for more information.

¡Ven a Oaxaca! – Es un llamado a los nativos mexicanos a venir a vivir y estudiar en el GH Dr. Lacy Seminario Teológico Bautista en el, lo han adivinado, Oaxaca, México. Ubicado perfectamente en históricos del país centro-sur de las montañas, la ciudad de Oaxaca es el hogar de misionero de la IMB, Tom Dyson. Sirviendo ahora como Director Interino de los 75 años de edad, seminario, Dyson dice que el mayor reto no es crear un gran lugar para entrenar a los misioneros y pastores indígenas de México, pero la búsqueda de maneras de difundir la palabra sobre el seminario a los mexicanos en todo el país . Esperamos que este video te ayudará. Se rodó y produjo en mayo de 2012 con el apoyo de nuestra firma, CJEllis CERICDigital, IMB y el Centro de Estudios de la Gran Comisión en el Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Visita para más información.

IMB Missionary Spotlight interviews: Oaxaca

Boe Ellis and CERICDigital CJEllis are pleased to announce today the release of a four-part series of video interviews shot in Oaxaca, Mexico in May 2012 for the Center for Great Commission Studies of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The interviews with Tom Dyson can be found on the CGCS blog here:

Missionary Spotlight: Oaxaca, Mexico

The CGCS was blessed in May, 2012 to visit with IMB missionary Tom Dyson in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico. There, in the mountains of south-central Mexico, he serves a city of 275,000 people – almost all of them indigenous peoples from all parts of Mexico and from the rural villages surrounding Oaxaca.

We hope these interviews help you gain a deeper understanding of not just this part of Mexico, but of the challenges facing all of our cross-cultural missionaries around the world. And as you connect with Tom on this level, we hope you will seek God more desperately as we seek together to fulfill the Great Commission.


Understanding Calling and Challenges – What will your life count for when it is all said and done? It is a question Tom Dyson asked himself almost 10 years ago when the Lord gave him a vision to leave the secular workplace and serve abroad as a career missionary. Listen in as Tom talks about understanding that calling and some of the challenges he has faced on the field.

Click on the image to the left to launch the interview.



Responding to the Call – Standing over the city he has served since 2004 and reflecting on calling, on life in Oaxaca, and on the students he is now working with at the Dr. G. H. Lacy Baptist Theological Seminary in Oaxaca, Tom Dyson answers the question, “what does it mean to love God?”

Click on the image to the left to launch the interview. 



What Do They Believe? – A history of Catholicism and ancient traditions intersect to create what Tom calls confusion about God, about Christ, about Mary, and about the adversary. How do you deliver the Gospel to a people who believe they have already heard it, and believe they already believe it?  Tom Dyson is living it all out in love for his neighbor in Oaxaca.

Click on the image to the left to launch the interview. 


From Virginia to Seminario Lacy – He is an agriculturalist from Virginia serving now as an IMB career missionary and Interim Director of a 75 year-old Baptist Seminary in south-central Mexico. How’s that? Listen in as Tom Dyson talks about his road from the secular workplace to the IMB, and what happened next.

Click on the image to the left to launch the interview. 

NECPCoalition releases new Podcast

Boe Ellis and CERICDigital CJEllis is pleased to announce today the release of a new Podcast for the NECPCoalition –

Northeast Church Planting Monthly with Mike Sowers.

Podcasting monthly on iTunes. Subscribe here. 

 The April, 2012 Wrap-up (.mp3, 53 min.) –  Check in with Mike and get the rundown on what was a super-busy, super-exciting April, 2012. Also, check out our Church Planter Spotlight, which is on Tom Cabral, lead pastor with Redemption Fellowship of Fall River, a brand new church plant in Greater Boston / Southern, MA. Tom helps us look at the pros and cons of going back to plant a church in your home town. Finally, as always, we will hear from our church planting strategists / catalysts in the field, as George Russ in New York and Joe Souza in Boston join us online.

Church Planting in Fall River: a Walk in the Park

Boe Ellis and CERICDigital CJEllis are pleased to announce today the release of a new church planting video for Tom Cabral of Fall River, MA. – Tom Cabral was the man for Fall River. It just took seven years in North Carolina for him to figure that out. And now, as Lead Pastor of Redemeption Fellowship of Fall River, Pastor Tom is living out a calling to bring the Gospel back to his hometown. In this video, you will see Tom in an improbable, impromptu microcosm of church planting in general. God is working out His plan through His faithful servants. The evidence, once you begin to take steps in His name, is often right in front of you.

Northeast Church Planting Coalition and CJEllis partner to launch new site

Boe Ellis and CERICDigital CJEllis are pleased to announce today the release of a new Web site created out of a new partnership with CERICDigital CJEllis and the Northeast Church Planting Coalition. Special thanks to the church planting strategists in Boston, New York and Toronto for participating, and to Mike Sowers of the office of Great Commission Partnerships of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina for their support.

Please visit the site here –

Grace Covenant: A New Church for Chicago

Boe Ellis and CERICDigital CJEllis is pleased to announce today the release of a new video for Grace Covenant Church.

In the summer of 2012, Dave Johnson with several families from Open Door Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC will be moving their lives to Chicago to plant a Gospel-centered, Christ-exalting community of faith in the North Center neighborhood. The church planting team which started coming together more than two years ago is excited now to be the ninth church plant out of the North American Church Planting Foundation family (

Johnson and team are needing to create partnerships with churches, foundations, families and individuals who can come alongside them in prayer, by sending teams, and by becoming financial partners. Contact Dave Johnson at