Reach McKinney. # NoPlaceLeft. Reach McKinney. Challenges - Opportunities McKinney presently has a growing population of 150,000+ and remains one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. This feeds transfer growth for some churches but many churches aren’t growing.
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Challenges - Opportunities
McKinney presently has a growing population of 150,000+ and remains one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. This feeds transfer growth for some churches but many churches aren’t growing.
There may be 50 churches with an average Sunday attendance of 200 or 10,000 people attending a local church on Sundays. Doubling that number, still leaves 80% of McKinney residents “unchurched” or 130,000 – 140,000 people.
Only one person is reached for Christ each year for every 85 church members in the United States. At that rate only 235 people are reached per year in McKinney.
1,300 new churches are needed to “reach” McKinney – 1/1000 – but only a few are started each year under the prevailing model of church planting. Much of the new church plants come from transfer or realignment of members.
Despite high average income of McKinney residents, 1 in 10 are living in poverty
Mission – Vision – Values
Mission – to go with the Gospel to every resident living in McKinney so that they have an opportunity to hear
Evangelism + Discipleship = Gospelizing
Values – to make disciples toward a disciple-making movement changing lives thru the power of the Gospel
The workers and the resources are in the harvest
Vision – to transform our city by bringing the Gospel into every community of of McKinney
Not just a decision – a lifestyle
July 4th, 2014
An Initiative of eUSA & T4TUSA
5 year plan
90-95% of apartments dwellers are “unchurched, but represent a prepared “field” for Gospel seed sowing.
Jesus systematically visited all the towns and villages of Galilee, looking for a “house of peace.” Matthew 9:35
Apartments Complexes = Unreached Villages
1. Local churches adopt a local apartment complex for prayer, Prayer-walks are scheduled.
2. Training is conducted regularly followed by “House of Peace” searches at apartment complexes
3. Evangelize, equip and establish reproducing disciples leading to new multiplying church plants
4. Missional community formed to carry vision forward until ….