Saturday, December 03, 2005

Planting Churches in Church-Sparse Areas

"Distant Neighbors"

I was interview recently by our local religion writer about the relative differences between Colorado Springs zip codes and the varying concentration of churches. The area we are planting in, the 80906 area in the article, is a fairly sever mixture of the wealthiest part of town and the most economically depressed area of town-and is the least populated by churches. Add to that a major Army base just one exit south on the highway and our downtown one exit north, and you have an interesting mission field.

I thought the article picked up on the issues well. The church planting "guru" quoted in the article, Steve Pike, was our local church planting director who helped us get Quail Lake started.

I would love to know some of your thoughts or experiences regarding planting churches in wealthy and/or economically depressed areas.

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