SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Great Commission Baptist Church was able to connect with three new families due to a successful “Family Connect” morning of activities. The event was a first for the church, executed by Pastor Derek and Aimee Phillips. Derek serves alongside Pastor Scott Greening as associate church planter. His focus is on firmly establishing this new church and helping it work toward starting other churches in surrounding neighborhoods.

On March 23 parents and their children dropped in at Great Commission Baptist for crafts, games, and stories, and to get their portrait taken—all for free. Two of the families came at the invitation of Alyssa Phillips, the 7-year-old daughter of Derek and Aimee.

Great Commission is now following up with all of the families who attended.