From Vision to Reality: St. Moses Church Expands Its Reach!

Once just a dream whispered in prayers, St. Moses Church emerged over seven years ago from the heart of Pastor Ian McFadden in conjunction with Central. From humble beginnings, this vibrant community blossomed, now gathering over 300 people in worship every Sunday. Nestled in the heart of Charles Village, their journey from leased space at Single Carrot Theatre to their own space at 400 E. 31st Street sings a tale of God’s faithfulness. 

The launch of a new church in Baltimore City was a desire of Central for many years. To make it happen, 50 church members were asked to move to St. Moses to support the launch, and Ian left his position as associate pastor at Central to become the pastor at St. Moses. While Central’s contribution in members and money was substantial, planting a new church fulfilled our commitment to making Jesus known and making new disciples.

A visit to St. Mo’s demonstrates why this church is thriving when so many are failing. The congregation is a mix of all kinds of people who clearly care about each other and are welcoming. Considerable time is given to praying for businesses, schools, and people in the neighborhood. God’s spirit is truly at work.

St. Moses reaches out to the community through a variety of ways. They work closely with Young Life Baltimore City to host a weekly mentoring program for students from the middle school in the neighborhood, as well as supporting Young Lives (a subsidiary of Young Life) that supports teen moms in the city. BUILD, a multi-faith advocacy organization that focuses on getting the various layers of government to commit to doing something about the vacant housing crisis counts St. Moses among its supporters.

St. Moses isn’t content to stay rooted in one place. With a spirit of expansion ingrained in its DNA…

St. Moses isn’t content to stay rooted in one place. With a spirit of expansion ingrained in its DNA, the church has set its sights on the horizon, casting its vision eastward and northward toward the Hamilton and Lauraville neighborhoods, home to people from a range of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

St. Moses is spending the next 12 months gathering a core team (with a goal of 20% coming from outside its current congregation), building culture within that team, serving and learning within the neighborhood, and hosting worship and prayer gatherings.  

You can support this mission by praying for this mission, referring people without a church home who live in that area, and providing a contribution (Select “Hamilton-Lauraville Church Plant” from the fund list). 

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