Taking the Gospel to Our City
Currently, demographers say that nearly 150 people per day move to Austin. That means every year a new “city” of about 50,000 people come into greater Austin looking for jobs, homes, schools and friends. The question we face is, “When they come to our city, will they find Jesus?” Will they find a faith community where they could experience the life and love and purpose we find in the gospel? Is the church prepared to make these people feel welcomed and wanted? Simply put, will we go after them?
We believe it is the church’s responsibility to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every nook and cranny of the city--giving every man, woman and child repeated opportunities to experience, see, hear and respond to the Good News. That will require that we plant hundreds of churches among the great diversity that God is sending us.
To that end, our strategy involves making disciples that make disciples that in turn are trained up as pastors who plant fresh expressions of the church until we have “saturated the city” with the transforming love of Jesus.
Part of our strategy for planting churches is to prepare leaders theologically. We are preparing leaders for the marketplace, for the ministry, for church planting—both locally and globally. To that end we offer courses through Saturate Austin Institute - see more information here.
See visual chart of our current development process of our Church Planting Pathway.