Bryan Staab

Adullam Church, Washington
Lead Church Planter
Bothell Washington
Adullam Church
December 28

About My Family

In January 2011, I planted a church in Seattle, Wash. What was supposed to be nothing more than a weekly Bible study around my dining room table with four men turned into 70 people crammed into my house each Wednesday night with overflow seating on staircases and the kitchen counter! This fellowship of young 20- and 30-somethings soon became a church, calling ourselves The Missional Community Church.
True to our name, we made it our mission to love and serve our homeless and disenfranchised neighbors. More than 30 people were baptized in our first year, and the church continued to drive full steam ahead. It was an exciting time of growth and the future seemed bright; however, recognizing that I had established a church on the foundation of mission rather than on discipleship, I prayerfully took a step of obedience to start again by re-laying the foundation. For the next three years, I committed myself to learning the art of discipleship and planted Adullam Church in September 2015 with a refined and renewed vision.
I am unapologetically an extreme homebody, except for workouts at the gym. The men's and women’s discipleship homes are within walking distance of my house, so my life can overlap organically with the disciples’ throughout the week. My greatest passion is to make teams of disciples who will make a kingdom impact in our city.

About My Church Plant

We are called Adullam Church. When David fled from Saul, he escaped to the cave of Adullam, where any soul who was in distress, in debt and discontented gathered to him to form a miniature kingdom of about 400 men, of whom David became captain. Out of these rose the legendary team, the Mighty Men, who performed heroic feats of bravery and valor alongside their king in the fiercest of battles. But this was only a foreshadowing of the King to come who would be much greater than David.
Centuries later, King Jesus appeared in Galilee and gathered to himself 12 ordinary, distressed, indebted and discontented souls and trained them to become a mighty team and sent them on the most epic and urgent mission of the kingdom: to release spiritual prisoners with the gospel and to make them mighty by making disciples of them. Adullam is a story of rebels becoming warriors and ordinary individuals being transformed into mighty teams to impact their world for their king.
We are modern-day Adullamites, modern-day disciples of Jesus. Our vision is to be a movement of hundreds of neighborhood, disciple-making churches that saturates and renews Seattle with the gospel of Jesus. Our goal is to plant many churches for the good of the city. We believe the ultimate metric of a successful church is the size of its impact on individuals, neighborhoods and culture rather than the size of a congregation. By 2024—8 years from now—we aim to plant a total of 30 churches throughout the neighborhoods of Seattle. Each church will be the size of an extended family of about 30 members that develops personal relationships with neighbors and adopts and serves its particular neighborhood (30 neighborhoods to be exact) for a citywide impact.

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

Please pray with us as we are always on the lookout for more leaders to train and partners who will support our model of church through prayer and giving.

Participate

Would you connect with us as a Sending Church or a Supporting Church? Would you commit to long-term missions support? Would you pray for us?
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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