Resurgence City is quickly approaching its 2nd anniversary this September. In the uncertain and often turbulent waters of birthing a new church in downtown Buffalo, God has continuously demonstrated that he provides for the work to which he has called us. Since launching in the fall of 2018 with a core team of only 8 people, we have seen 16 people come to know Christ. We have served the students and faculty at Buffalo Public School 33, partnered with Friends Feeding Friends in feeding the hungry, and connected with students at Buffalo State College. We have watched our people generously give of their time and energy to bless others in their work and personal lives. Our mostly young adult congregation has grown larger and stronger as we have focused on discipleship and practicing the way of Jesus.

As we begin our third year of existence, Resurgence is entering an exciting new phase. Our home since the beginning was Alleyway Theatre, a downtown venue that we only rented for three hours each Sunday morning and that required set-up and tear-down each week. We had long been feeling the Spirit call us from that space and toward a home where we could more intentionally impact a neighborhood. We have been “homeless” as summer has marched on toward fall, meeting in the park as we have prayed and waited on God to move.

Of course, God came through at just the right time! We have now located a new building on the West Side of Buffalo, and we are so excited to have exclusive use of a space in such a diverse neighborhood. If everything proceeds as we hope, we plan to celebrate our two year anniversary with a community outreach service and baptisms.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected many people and institutions financially, and churches are no exception. For us to continue the work of ministry this coming year in our new neighborhood as well as furnish our new space, we need to raise $12,000. We are looking for 10 churches or people to partner with Resurgence City this year by pledging $100 a month or $1,200. We currently have 3 churches that have committed to assisting us in this way. This support will help us reach our fundraising goal and meet our budget for this coming year. We hope that you will prayerfully consider this partnership as we work to see God’s Kingdom come in Buffalo as it is in heaven.

Please contact Pastor Elijah Shamenda at if you are interested in partnering with us in this way.