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:

The SOAR Church in Woodbine, New Jersey, celebrates massive milestone of 100 years of ministry

Last Sunday, Sept. 11, The SOAR Church in Woodbine, New Jersey, as well as their campus in Atlantic County, New Jersey, celebrated 100 years of ministry! For the past 100 days, The SOAR Church has been counting down to this special moment. BRN Executive Director Dr. Barry Whitworth joined the celebration and preached the message on their 100th anniversary.

Congratulations, The SOAR Church on 100 years of ministry! Your BRN Family is proud of you!

Restored Church in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., celebrates nine years of welcoming new people every Sunday

On Sept. 8, Restored Church in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., celebrated their ninth anniversary. Since opening in 2013, the church has never had a Sunday without new people and has celebrated 154 baptisms

“The story of Restored is that God has done something much bigger and much faster than we would’ve ever imagined. It says very little about us and it says a whole lot about the faithfulness of God and the power of the gospel,” said Restored Church Senior Pastor Tim Walker.

BRN leaders take part in ordination ceremony for Pastor John Mall

On Sept. 11, Noelson Chery, BRN Ethnic Church Health Consultant, and Buff McNickle, BRN Director of Compassion Ministries and Network Development, took part in Pastor John Mall’s ordination ceremony at Indo-Pak Resurrection Church in Philadelphia, Pa.

Congratulations, Pastor John Mall on your ordination!

Cornerstone Fellowship in Erial, New Jersey, kicks off another semester of youth group

Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Erial, New Jersey, recently jump started another semester of youth group. The church kicked off the first night with fun and games!

Baptist Campus Ministries at Drexel University participate in Campus Wide Worship  

As Welcome Week at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa., winds down, the campus ministries there – including Baptist Campus Ministries – are teaming up to host a Campus Wide Worship Night. The event will give Christian students a chance to gather and worship Christ together, no matter their denomination. Please, pray for these students as they strive to show the love of Christ on their campus!

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David Domalski | Steel City Church College Ministry Coordinator  

Before stepping into this new role as a College Ministry Coordinator at Steel City Church, David Domalski served as a North American Mission Board (NAMB) Journeyman in Pittsburgh, Pa., for two years. During his time as a journeyman, God revealed to Domalski how deeply passionate he is for the local church and for the college campuses, specifically in Pittsburgh.

“My desire, and prayer, is that Steel City College Life would become a community of college students whose lives are being transformed by their close proximity to Jesus. I would love to see evident life change in those who don’t know Jesus, or know Jesus but learn what it looks like to really, really follow Him!”

Please keep David and his wife, Casey, in your prayers as they seek to pour into the lives of students and share the gospel with their neighbors.

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First Haitian Metanoia Baptist Church in Lansdowne, Pa., celebrates the baptism of a new sister

Members of First Haitian Metanoia Baptist Church in Lansdowne, Pa., recently gathered at a pool to celebrate the baptism of a new sister in Christ! Please join us in welcoming our new sister!

One says, ‘yes’ to Jesus at Renaissance Church in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

After striving to live a life full of good works and meticulous planning, Rebecca García surrendered her plans to God and decided to follow Jesus. Earlier this week, she was baptized at Renaissance Church in Pittsburgh, Pa. Please join us in welcoming our new sister in Christ!

Reclamation Church in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, sees five proclaim their faith in Christ through baptism

Reclamation Church in Monroeville, Pa., baptized a total of five people last Sunday, who made the decision to take the next step in following Jesus! Please join us in welcoming our new brothers and sisters 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!