Ivey Rhodes

Mosaic Boston • Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Lead Church Planter
Boston Massachusetts
Mosaic Boston • Jamaica Plain
July 29

About My Family

Ivey and Allie Rhodes have church planting in their blood. Ivey’s grandfather helped plant a church in the '80s, and his father planted Oceanside Church in Charleston, S.C., in 2003. Ivey met his beautiful wife, Allie, while working at Chick-fil-A. Allie was saved through that church plant.

Ivey graduated from Charleston Southern University in 2007 with a major in religion and a double minor in Christian leadership and art. He went on to get his M.Div. in North American church planting from SEBTS.

Ivey and Allie have one beautiful daughter and three tough little guys. (Yes, that’s four kids.) Ivey and Allie believe they are uniquely designed for Jamaica Plain because of their proven ability to persevere, their church planting background, their creative abilities and their love for young and special needs families.

About My Church Plant

Jamaica Plain (JP) is one of Boston’s most diverse neighborhoods. The residents value community more than anything. The community is packed with shared gardens, public parks and a market co-op. Though JP desires community, displacement and gentrification have left many alienated and hurt. Many in JP believe political activism will solve these issues, but we know that the gospel is the true answer for a unified community. Throughout redemptive history and in the Scriptures, God has been gathering a community of people—His church. We truly believe that Jamaica Plain is ripe for the true community found in Christ and His church. We desire to plant a church that wins the lost and reflects the diversity of the neighborhood and the true love found in Christ.

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

For an affordable apartment in JP so we can move closer into the community. For the families who have moved up to help the new plant. For effective ways to get the gospel into the community. For growth of the church in both maturity and numbers.

Participate

Share with others about Mosaic JP by emailing our prospectus and following us on social media. Join the team! We need a gifted worship leader.
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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