Reaching Metro DC through Church Planting
Beautiful, prosperous, innovative, and diverse, our nation’s capital is one of the most influential cities in the modern world. On the surface, Washington, DC is a thriving metropolis, well known for its rich political and social history, and home to some of America’s most impressive architecture, art, food, sports and entertainment.
Spiritually speaking, however, our city is in deep decline. More than six million people representing various racial, cultural and religious backgrounds live in metropolitan Washington. However, research shows that only 12.5 percent have an affiliation with an evangelical church. There are also several unreached, largely immigrant people groups, right here in our region.
Perhaps you’re thinking: “There are already a lot of churches in the DC metro area. Do we really need more?” It’s a great question, and one we have certainly considered. Read on to learn why we need new churches all over the world, and particularly in the DC metro area.