Foundry Church is Launched!

Foundry Church is Launched!

Most (but not all) of our Launch team after our first service.

On September 10, 2023, we had our first official public worship service. Foundry Church is officially launched! Launch Sunday was so much fun and full of anticipation and energy. Many of you showed up for our first worship service, and we thank you for supporting us! The room was full, and it was so great to celebrate how God has been working and moving in Berwick and Foundry Church over the past several years. We had several folks show up for the first time, and we’re continuing to see new people join our worship services each week.


Summer Activities

Over the summer, we had pre-launch services each week. These services were primarily in the evening and mostly targeted for our launch team. We saw some new people join our launch team over the summer, too. One of the reasons we chose Sunday evenings rather than Sunday mornings was to allow me to preach at other area churches, casting our vision for a new church in Berwick and to ask for prayer and financial support. We had an overwhelming amount of support while visiting these churches and several agreed to support Foundry Church financially, too!

Our team preparing for “Celebrate Berwick”

Foundry Church also participated in “Celebrate Berwick,” a one-day carnival type event. On August 5, the town shut down part of Market Street and many vendors setup booths to sell products and food. Foundry Church offered free kids’ games and some chances for adults to win some prizes. We had lots of good conversations with people from our town and had the opportunity to share about Foundry’s launch day.

On August 27, we moved our Sunday worship service to the Ber Vaughn town park and moved our time to the morning. Immediately following the service, with the help of our sending church, Iron Mill, we sponsored all admissions into the Ber Vaughn pool for the entire day. Moving the location and time of the service brought many new faces! We had the opportunity to have many conversations and hand out lots of literature to folks coming to the pool. Many were unexpectedly surprised to find out that a church would be paying for their entrance into the town pool. We were happy to provide a good time for our community and have the opportunity to tell hundreds of people about our launch Sunday!

Foundry Church sponsored everyone’s admission to the Ber Vaughn Pool and invited everyone to our launch Sunday service!

Coming Up

We have several events planned for the fall. We are in the process of planning Foundry’s first baptism service! We’re still working out all the details, so follow us on social media to see when and where we’ll do this exciting service. Seeing new people joining our church and seeing people commit to following Jesus is what Foundry is all about! We want to continue seeing disciples being made who make more disciples. And just because we launched doesn’t mean we’re finished! The work is just beginning. Our goal is to see Foundry Church become a sending, multiplying church. We want to plant churches who plant churches!

Thank You!

Many of you have given to our Greenhouse Fund or Foundry Church at some point. For that, we want to say a huge THANK YOU! Your generosity has helped us continue doing what God has called us to do.

If you’re reading this and not part of Foundry Church, we are humbly asking if you would consider giving to Foundry Church for two years while we work to establish a financially self-sufficient church body. If you have been giving to the Greenhouse Fund, we ask that you migrate that support to Foundry Church. This can be done online at or through the mail at
Foundry Church, 107 S. Market St, STE 3, Berwick, PA 18603.

Please keep praying that we have opportunities to share God’s overwhelming love with people in our town and surrounding areas.

Serving Jesus with you,
Brandon Glenn

Exponential 2023 Trip

Two updates in the same month? I know, crazy, right? I just got back from Exponential 2023 late last night and wanted to write down an update while it is all fresh in my mind. This was the first time I could publicly write “Foundry Church” on my name tag!

If you’re not familiar with Exponential, it is a gathering of church leaders for the purpose of training in multiplication and church planting. There are main sessions that include times of teaching and worship, and there are dozens of workshops to choose from that offer specific training.

I chose the discipleship track of workshops. Before going into the conference, my prayer was that I would get a better grasp on a disciple-making model for our church. My main takeaway is that before I can focus on a disciple-making model, we need to have a definition of a disciple. Our definition of a disciple is someone who follows Jesus, is changed by Jesus and is on mission with Jesus. Beginning with the end in mind will now allow us to focus on a pathway to achieving this.

Beyond the aspects of learning—and arguably more importantly—there were several “God moments” this week. As you may know, revival started breaking out at Asbury University and is spreading. The sense of anticipation was thick as we gathered 5,000+ church leaders together to exchange ideas and worship God together. However, one of the worship leaders, Aaron, shared with us a word he had received from God. He said that although there was a great sense of expectation of revival, he felt God telling him that revival was not meant from this room or this gathering, but rather it is meant for each church represented to take home and then seeing it spread like wildfire.

I was able to attend the Exponential conference because our Eastern PA District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance went together. There were 12 of us all staying in the same house for the week, sharing vehicles, groceries and other expenses. I am so thankful for each guy that went along, the relationships built and experiences shared. Among our small group were at least two other significant “God moments” that I would prefer not to put in writing for the privacy of others. I also received a prophetic word from a guy in our group after asking for prayer.

By far my biggest takeaway from this conference is that God loves us. He wants us to love him and be about doing His mission, but more than anything we can do for God, He loves us. As one of my brothers from our group said, “It’s easy to forget how much God loves you.” If it’s been a while since you’ve pondered that concept, the feeling can be overwhelming!

This is the second year in a row that I’ve had the privilege of attending Exponential. I feel very tired. I missed my family terribly, but I feel encouraged and more equipped to make disciples who make disciples, and plant churches that plant churches. Join with me in praying that we continue to see a movement of God throughout our country and worldwide!


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