We read in the opening of Paul’s letter to the Philippians: “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now” (vv.3-5, ESV). Mercy Hill is deeply grateful for the various partnerships we have formed over the past year. Therefore, we thought it fitting over the next several weeks to highlight the churches that have poured into us and express our gratitude to them. Our goal is to share with you who these churches are and how they have directly been a vital partner with Mercy Hill.
We begin with Salem Chapel located in Winston Salem, NC.
Salem Chapel began as a simple Saturday night Bible study. With only 15 people at the start, Salem Chapel has grown to almost a thousand on Sunday mornings. The church is still young having only opened its doors in 2004. It currently meets at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, which is just west of both downtown Winston-Salem and Wake Forest University. Salem Chapel has a strong emphasis on community ministry and small group discipleship. Over the past ten years it is abundantly clear that God’s hand is upon the leadership of this church and it’s people.
Pastor Josh and Pastor Micah have been friends of Mercy Hill for over 10 months now. We are so thankful for their heart for mission. While their church is growing at every turn it has not pushed them to stay inwardly focused. Rather they are using their influence and blessing for Kingdom growth through the entire Triad, and the World.
Salem Chapel is an incredible encouragement to Mercy Hill Church because of their full commitment to seeing God accomplish great things in Greensboro. They have been entirely generous with their people and resources even though the church is only 10 years old! We pray that Mercy Hill church will be a church planting church like Salem Chapel early in its ministry. What an example Salem Chapel has set before us.