Andrew Neely

Keystone Church, Colorado, Colorado
Lead Church Planter
Loveland Colorado, Loveland Colorado
Keystone Church
April 15

About My Family

My wife, Holly, and I met while serving in college ministry at Texas A&M University in College Station. We married in 2009 and have three fun and adventurous kids, Kendall, Wesley and Josiah. Prior to moving to Loveland, Colo., we had the great privilege of investing our lives in youth ministry for nine years while serving two churches in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In 2016 we began to sense that God was calling us to join Him in expanding His kingdom in a city where the people were primarily unchurched—and God led us to Loveland, Colo. Loveland is a city experiencing explosive population growth. With that growth comes drastic change. In the same way that Jesus had compassion for people as sheep without a shepherd (Matthew 9:36), God has given us a great burden for the people of Loveland to know Jesus as their Savior and Shepherd.

About My Church Plant

Our family made the move to Loveland, Colo., in July 2017. We have been working with Living Rock Church in Timnath, Colo., as part of their church planting apprenticeship program. We have spent this past year intentionally building relationships, learning our city and sharing how Jesus changes everything. Our community group, which meets in our home, has been steadily growing, and we are beginning to have preview services.

Our goal as a church is to seek the welfare of our city by selflessly investing, serving and loving it (Jeremiah 29:7). As we build relationships by serving neighbors, neighborhoods and our community, we share the gospel through relationships that have been built and through radical hospitality. Our core values are authentic community, biblical integrity, gospel transformation and sending people out.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.

Pray

Pray for spiritual protection for our family and that our family would experience great joy and intimacy with Jesus as we follow Him. Pray that God would soften the hearts of the people of Loveland and northern Colorado and that He would reveal Himself to them. Pray for new and deepened friendships. Pray that God would grow our core team and call people to join us. Pray for wisdom concerning the timing of services and multiplication of groups.

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Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
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