To lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Plain and simple. As fully devoted followers of Christ, we will make a lasting difference in our lives, in our communities, and in our world.
Our communities are changing. Rural America is changing. Nearly 80% of all 70-year-olds attend while only 4% of 20-year-olds attend church. For us to achieve our mission, we must specifically target the group of people who are deciding ‘if’ they want to be a Christ Follower as they enter adulthood. In just 200 short years, the Church in America has gone from flourishing to vanishing. In fact, almost 3,000 churches close their doors in rural America each year while only about 500 are being planted in that same time. We must also specifically target rural American communities to give them new life in reaching the unchurched.