About Rich Thornton

I like to travel, take pictures, read and listen to books, ride roller coasters, and eat chocolate, not necessarily at the same time. I enjoy my family and friends and being the Child of God I was created to be. Along the way I am the Field Director for Church Planting for the ERC, Twenty:Twenty Initiative.

At Easter an Egg is more than just an egg!

How are you serving others as you prepare for Resurrection Sunday? In Charlotte, NC, Pastor Mary Houston with House of Restoration Church went door-to-door giving away treats, Easter Eggs, and praying with people on Palm Sunday weekend. On Easter, after their Resurrection service, they will go downtown to feed the homeless. In Womelsdorf, PA, Pastor [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Higher Hope Church NY

We celebrate what God has been doing the past dozen years through Higher Hope Church New York! Ministry to the community is growing as Pastor Mike Schooley and team have recently moved into a new building in Big Flats to facilitate increased ministry. Watch and hear Mike's encouraging words to church planters and thanks to [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Media|0 Comments

Don’t just sit there. Get up and go!

Life, like laughter, was always meant to spread. Humanity was meant to multiply across the earth. No one person could populate the earth just by them having children. Their children would need to have children who had children who had children...you get the idea! Yet when it comes to church life too often we want [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Church Planting Dinners October 2017

Want to hear how churches are impacting their communities? Plan now to attend one of the Twenty:Twenty Initiative Church Planting Dinner events to eat good food with good people and hear of a great God who is accomplishing so much! Doors open at 6 p.m. with Dinner at 6:30 p.m. October 23 @ Exponential Church, [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Twenty:Twenty Boot Camp November 2017

Our passion is to invite, equip, encourage and empower planters who will be part of a multiplication movement. Boot Camp is designed to help this happen! SESSIONS are Friday, November 3, from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Country Inn & Suites Charlotte University Place. Registration and coffee [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Becoming A Multiplying Church

It's time to take it to a new level by multiplying disciples, leaders, and churches. Impact the world for Christ by making biblical disciples.

By | March 1st, 2017|Media|0 Comments

Plant A Church Sunday June 2017

Plant a Church Sunday – June 4. 2017.  ERC conference-wide Church Planting giving day to plant 100’s of churches. Celebrate Pentecost as the Spirit moves to build the Church!  Designate a special offering for your church planting mission.  PRAY on that day for church planting and PROMOTE God’s church planting vision! Church Planing Goals: Conference [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Twenty:Twenty Boot Camp March 2017

Our passion is to invite, equip, encourage and empower planters who will be part of a multiplication movement. Boot Camp is designed to help this happen! SESSIONS are Friday, March 3, from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Country Inn & Suites Charlotte University Place. Registration and coffee [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Uplift Community Church of God

We are excited to announce the February 5, 2017 launch of Uplift Community Church of God in Halifax, PA! This newest Twenty:Twenty Initiative is lead by Pastor April Ocasio. Learn more here.  

By | January 21st, 2017|Media, New Church Plants|0 Comments

Church Planting Runs On Prayers

The Twenty:Twenty Initiative asks you to pray for our Church Planters. They need it, now and always. Though we often think in terms of resources, skills, plans, and training, church planting doesn't run on those. Church planting runs on prayers - yours, mine, and theirs. Here are some key areas that guide the prayers of [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|News|0 Comments