Here’s an amazing fact: About every three days, NC Baptists start a new church. In 2010 we started 125 new churches — do the math.

But what does a church launch look like? Take a look at this video of the launch of Vertical Church in Lumberton, NC. They’re meeting in the city’s main movie theater. Several hundred people came to the first service — great beginning! But don’t miss the passion in church planter Mike Pittman’s voice as he tells of his strong desire to reach his hometown for Christ. And, don’t miss the fact that this team is dedicated not to starting ONE church, but starting MANY churches!

Whatever strategy is used, the bottom line is there are 5.6 million lost people in North Carolina, and starting new churches is one of the best ways to reach them with the Gospel.


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