On September 30–October 2nd, the Treasuring Christ Together Network (TCTN) met in San Diego at Kaleo Church. This gathering of pastors and church planters from all over the country meets several times each year at different member churches. This gathering was hosted by Tim Cain, pastor of Kaleo Church, and his wife, Abbey. We are deeply grateful to Tim and Abbey for demonstrating Christ’s love through their service and hospitality!
The week began with updates from several of our church planters. Kempton Turner began with a devotional on the power of Paul’s testimony in Galatians. Kempton then shared his testimony: from life on the streets of East St. Louis, to God’s gracious redemption through Jesus Christ, to the call to return to East St. Louis to bring the gospel to his old neighborhood. Kempton will be going out to plant City of Joy Fellowship in 2015.
In addition to catching up with each other, the TCTN National Leadership team had the chance to meet with Acts 29 leaders in San Diego to discuss a shared vision for church planting.
One of the highlights of the trip was the chance to see how Tim and Abbey Cain are ministering to their neighborhood in El Cajon. Kaleo Church is a powerful witness of Jesus’ love and mercy to their city. May God continue to pour out his grace on Tim, Abbey, the staff at Kaleo, and all of those ministering in the power of Christ to El Cajon!