Beauty, Creativity, Need and Opportunity in the None Zone
The Northwest has a reputation for being beautiful, edgy, technologically savvy and uninterested in the Gospel. Most locals are refreshingly open to discussing spiritual things but very few attend a church of any kind. Known as the None Zone because more people mark None as their religious affiliation than any other part of the country, the ethos of the Northwest resists the Churchs presence in the marketplace of ideas. Instead, most people prefer an individualized, often amorphous spirituality.
In the late 1990s God began to call his Church to meet these challenges by calling his people back to the New Testament model of fulfilling the Great Commission through church planting. Evangelical traditions of every stripe are responding by launching a foundational generation of new congregations that will embed the Northwest with the viral Christianity that has changed individuals, cities and cultures since Pauls first missionary journey.
Our network is part of that movement and has planted 11 missions since 2004. Looking forward, we are preparing for our part of the multi-generational of church planting God has laid before us. This prospectus introduces our mission. Please read it and pray.
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them,
because they were harassed and helpless,,
like sheep without a shepherd.
Then he said to his disciples, The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest, to send out laborers into his harvest.
(Matthew 9:35-38, ESV)