Saturday, April 13, 2013

Churches are Needed!

Yesterday we had a special breakfast designed to share with pastors and other church leaders about our plan for church planting in Bogotá.  We had a great turn out and those in attendance seem to very interested in church planting.  We shared with them some data about how many Christians there are in the city.

By the data that we have obtained, there are approximately 8.8 million people who live in Bogotá, and of that number approximately 7 million do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ.  What a great need there is to start churches here.  There are only 13 Baptist churches and about 2000 evangelical churches.

That may sound like a lot of churches already in existence, but with the number of people in the city and the number of lost to be reached, we believe there needs to be 2000 more churches started.  In addition, there are certain parts of the city, that the government will not allow a church's membership to be more than 100 people.  Remember, the church is not the building.  It is the people - the body of Christ.  Churches can be started in houses or strip malls or anywhere people can come together to put into practice Acts 2:41-47.

We are planning to start the first Church Planting Course here in Bogotá the first week of June.  It is a 14 week class which takes a deep look at church planting through the study of the books of Acts.  Pray for God to call out church planters to reach this city for Christ.

Here are a few pictures from yesterday's meeting:

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