Where Essential Is Headed Long Term
Together we can change the world for God’s glory.
1. A safe place for you and others to explore Jesus in Huntsville.
2. Will open coffee shop (or other businesses) to help the people of Huntsville.
3. Starting 1,000 churches around the world.
4. Eradicating homelessness in Huntsville.
5. Experimenting with new ideas on how to love our community.
6. Leading other churches to love the people of Huntsville well.
7. Biblically centered and outwardly focused.
8. Life-long learners on how to reach our city.
9. Helping you, your friends, and family grow.
10. Pioneering how churches start where population is increasing and church attendance is decreasing.
Where We are Headed in 2018
We believe God has called you to reach the 250,000 un-churched and de-churched in the Huntsville area. We believe if we do not reach them, they won’t be reached. Projections show three startling facts. 1. Huntsville is growing. 2. Churches are shrinking. 3. Those who are in church tend to be older (50 years old and up). Who will reach the next generation who don’t go to church? You will.
Because of this, you and Essential are going to do something special in 2018.
1. You will play a key part in helping us reach our next milestone of reaching 350 people with the Gospel each week. If we do not reach them, who will?
2. You don’t just talk, you do. We will conduct 6 church-wide outreach events, and collectively, at least 20 Community Group outreach events. We will be life-long learners and doers in loving the people of Huntsville.
3. You will pioneer church planting in the Bible-belt this year by showing the relevance of Christ to our culture. We will run a public social media campaign comparing the difference between religion and the Gospel.
4. You will become indispensable to the city of Huntsville. We will do this by volunteering through our community groups at major city events. Huntsville leaders will know if you need something done right, you call the people of Essential.
5. You will be part of a group of people to begin the process of praying intentionally for the door to open to create a coffee shop (or other business). We are specifically praying for a leader to rise up and run with this project (could it be you?).
6. You will help take a step towards eradicating involuntary homelessness in Huntsville by donating at least $4,000.
7. You will start 2 new churches this year. One in New York City and one in Washington D.C. Church planting is hard, but using our collective experience, resources, and people we will support these two Gospel works.
8. You are creating a place where you can belong and you can grow. We will see 150 adults join a community group. 150 serve on a ministry team. 150 participating together in Community Bible Reading. These aren’t just numbers. They are people like you. They have a story. They are loved by God.
Join in, and belong to something bigger than yourself.