In seeking to act upon the church’s purpose, we recognize the extraordinary value of multiplying the reach of His ministry by planting local churches and by associating with existing, like-minded local churches.
God is glorified when Vertical Church Columbus and other like-minded churches associate with one another in order to foster relationships that edify, protect, encourage, support, and admonish.
By God’s grace, after much prayer, our church along with Harvest Bible Chapel Philadelphia, has been able to partner with Pastor Derek Ward to plant Harvest Bible Chapel Barbados. In September of 2017, Harvest Bible Chapel Barbados launched in the city of St. Michael. Pastor Luke and Pastor Matt Townsend of Harvest Philadelphia serve as Elders for Harvest Barbados where God has grown that church to over 100 people in only 6 months. For more information about what God is doing in Barbados, you can visit their website: www.harvestbarbados.org
Recently, Pastor Derek Ward of Harvest Bible Chapel Barbados preached for our congregation here in Columbus. Hear his message about taking off the things of this world and putting on Christ here:
Members from Vertical Church in partnership with Harvest Bible Chapel Philadelphia have had the opportunity to partner with the church in Barbados to put on a Vacation Bible School. This event each year has reached out to the local community and brought children to know the Lord. Afterward, some of their families have now become an active part of the church!