This Week in the BRN Family shares quick highlights of BRN churches and ministries throughout Pennsylvania and South Jersey loving their neighbors. Check out the latest happenings, baptisms and accelerating Kingdom movement stories below:

Zion Church in Clarion, Pa., welcomes two new elders to their team 

This week, Zion Church in Clarion, Pa., announced that Angelo Anderson and Jacob Otto will be joining their elder team. Anderson and Otto have been meeting with Zion’s other elders for over a year to prepare for this new leadership role. Praise the Lord for these faithful and willing leaders. Please join us in celebrating with the Zion Church family!

BRN EVANGELISM GRANT: Streamsong Church strengthens relations with local schools through snack ministry

Streamsong Church in Horsham, Pa., uses evangelism grant funds to serve local schools by stocking staff break rooms with snacks. more

Ekklesia of North Philadelphia youth put a spin on Sunday lunch  

After worship one Sunday, kids a part of Ekklesia of North Philadelphia’s youth group held a cooking competition. They enjoyed some friendly competition, food, and fellowship!

Pittston, Pa., church collaborates with township to bring Christmas cheer to local kids 

This past Christmas season Plaid Community Church in Pittston, Pa., partnered with Jenkins Township for their annual Kids Christmas Party. The church handed out homemade stockings crocheted by the ladies at Plaid as well as backpacks supplied by the North Carolina/Pennsylvania partnership. A backpack was supplied to every child filled with goodies and a Bible!

BRN EVANGELISM GRANT: Pittsburgh church pursues sharing the gospel after tragic event

Just weeks before their Christmas outreach event, Pittsburgh Baptist Church faced a tragic situation – but God. The church carried out the event, at which more than 200 people heard the good news of Jesus! more


Memorial Baptist Church rejoices over 10 baptisms 

On Jan. 8, Memorial Baptist Church in Gettysburg, Pa., saw a flood of obedience as 10 individuals made the decision to be baptized. Praise the Lord for these new brothers and sisters. Please join us in celebrating with them and the Memorial Church family!

Big Woods Bible Church in Lock Haven, Pa., baptizes young believer

Last Sunday, Big Woods Bible Church in Lock Haven, Pa., baptized a young man who grew up attending the church with his family. After a few years at college, he decided to take the next step in his personal relationship with Jesus and be baptized at his home church – Big Woods! Please join us in welcoming this new brother in Christ!

Be a part of This Week in the BRN Family

Have exciting things happening in your church!? Let us know so we can celebrate with you and share the good news with our BRN Family. Submit stories of your church accelerating Kingdom movement, loving their neighbors or celebrating baptisms on our News Tips page. We can’t wait to hear from you!