Winter 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Spring is nearly upon us and Overseed has a lot planned for this new season! We will be hosting replant pastor conferences in Massachusetts, Conneticut and northern New England focused on Rebuilding The Foundation. Thanks for partnering with us in this work.

For the Overseed Team,

Dr. Jim Harrell


Ministry Updates


Hub Pastor Rev. George Ray, MDiv, JD

At Overseed, we describe revitalization pastors as patient catalysts. Leaders who understand that building trusting relationships and revitalizing a church takes time and intentionality, especially in New England.

George Ray is a patient catalyst.

For 33 years, George has served as Senior Pastor of Trinity Evangelical Church in North Reading, MA. His heart for church revitalization was formed during his seminary days “by a church that time had left behind.”  While attending Gordon-Conwell Seminary, George was called to help with pulpit supply at a declining congregational church near Boston where he eventually became the Interim Pastor. During that time, READ MORE »


Congregational Mission Society

Overseed was invited to attend a foundational meeting of the new Congregational Mission Society held at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.  One of our Board members, Rev. Abraham Gross, joined Jim Harrell for this two day gathering focused on strategies for reaching North America with the gospel.  We believe that one of those strategies needs to be replanting/revitalizing churches.


Networking Across New England

We joined hundreds of ministry leaders at Vision New England’s 2017 GO conference in Worcester last month.  We enjoyed sharing Overseed's vision of reaching New England communities for Christ through replanting/revitalizing churches.


Three Spring Conferences

We will be hosting several Replant Pastor Conferences this Spring.  For more information or to register, go to


Prayer Requests


Prayer Requests

• For New Englanders to know the good news of Christ
• For God to continue to call "replant" pastors to New England. 
• For more churches to partner with Overseed in order to help replant/revitalize churches in their local area. 
• For New England replant pastors to have the love, wisdom and courage to care for their people and to lead their churches forward.
• For Overseed’s fundraising efforts to meet the financial needs of this growing ministry


In This Issue


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