Brian Kite

Shalom Community Church, Minnesota

Z84SU4-KIte,Brian
Lead Church Planter
Minneapolis Minnesota
Shalom Community Church
September 8
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About My Family

We live in Minneapolis, Minn. My wife, Teresa, and I have eight children: Rachel, Cadi, Matthew, Elizabeth, Jacob, Emma, Caleb and Jaya. We have been married for more than 25 years. I currently teach Latin part time at Hope Academy, an inner-city Christian school in Minneapolis, and serve as an elder at Jubilee Community Church. Also, I have served in pastoral roles for more than 15 years.

Teresa is a stay-at-home mom and homeschools our younger children. We moved to Minneapolis more than five years ago and have grown to love the urban context; we especially love the ethnic diversity in Minneapolis.

God continues to draw our hearts toward racial reconciliation, and we long to be used by God to glorify His name as the church on earth reflects the realities of heaven where people of all nations worship Jesus together.

About My Church Plant

In 2011, God began to give me a desire to move from our suburban/rural context in Minnesota to the city of Minneapolis, a place filled with ethnic diversity. He was showing me the beauty of Revelation 7 where people of every ethnicity are worshiping around the throne of God. As a result, I am praying that God's will is done on earth as it is in heaven, so we are currently forming a core group to plant a church in north Minneapolis.

Our anticipated launch date is September of 2019. We long to build a multiethnic, gospel-centered community that makes disciples of the nations. We are asking God to make us a gospel community that lives in north Minneapolis, that goes hard after racial reconciliation and that seeks to empower the community to use its resources to grow stronger. May Jesus be glorified in north Minneapolis!

NAMB Church Planting

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Brian Kite

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Pray

For God to fill our core group with the unity of the Spirit. For God to give us deep relationships with our neighbors. For God to open doors for us to share the gospel with our neighbors. For God to save the lost of the nations. For God to raise up a multiethnic leadership. For God to fill us with hospitality.

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You can pray that we will glorify Jesus in north Minneapolis. You can pray for us as we live out and share the gospel in north Minneapolis in boldness and love. You can come and serve with us short-term as we minister in the city. You can financially support the church plant. You can financially support our family as we seek to have more time to serve north Minneapolis.
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