Our presence at the targeted cities in Asia Pacific is guided by these key fundamentals:
- Urban centers with economic and cultural influences
- Church planters with deep sense of calling, leadership potential, gospel-shaping character
- Commitment of local church leadership in partnering with us to oversee the planter
"This is the century of Asia," says Rev. Jay Kyle, "God is sweeping people into these cities and the reason is He wants them to hear the gospel." Up till now, our footprint in this region coincides precisely with the most dynamic cities in Asia Pacific - those emerging urban clusters that will drive dramatic economic growth and demographic changes over the next 10 years.
100 new urban churches by 2017
2013 - 2017
TARGET TO TRAIN 20 CHURCH PLANTERS PER YEAR
* Excluding China
across asia pacific
"If Christians live in major cultural centers in great numbers, doing their work in an excellent but distinctive manner, that alone will produce a different kind of culture from the one in which we live now.
The church we envisioned... attracts people to Christ by showing how he resolves our society's cultural problems and fulfils its cultural hopes."
- Tim Keller