WHY? Church planting is the most strategic way to grow the body of Christ in a city.
WHAT? We will plant two churches in Fort Worth the next two years. (We will also continue to support church plants in Detroit, MI., Springfield, MO., and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.)
WHY? Gospel-formed leaders in ministry and the marketplace can saturate every domain and region of Fort Worth.
WHAT? We will expand Porterbrook Fort Worth to become the city’s “everyone’s seminary” with over a 150 students, serving at least seven churches
WHY? Sin and suffering enslave us without the freedom of the knowledge of the freedom-giving Gospel.
WHAT? We will grow our Redemption Group/Biblical Counseling ministry to serve other churches in Fort Worth through Immersion Trainings and train a church of counselors to serve the people of Fort Worth.
WHY? Fort Worth in many ways is driven by music and art. Since the arts play a major role in shaping and voicing the desires of a culture, we want to disciple and empower artists to pour into the bloodlines of culture the redeeming and renewing power of Jesus.
WHAT? We will cultivate a community that shapes the culture of worship inside and outside of the church by making albums, developing artists, hosting public events (music, art, film), and providing resources and development to other churches.
WHY? The Church is sent to be light that pushes back darkness. God’s heart for the poor, the oppressed, and the unloved is evident throughout the Scriptures. And the Gospel shows us that we were poor and unloved, and Jesus served us.
WHAT? We will mobilize our people to love the poor, care for the sexually oppressed, give hope to race relations, fight for the unborn, and adopt the orphan.
WHY? A building is a tool for ministry. Our own building is better economic stewardship, it increases the amount of people we can minister to and send out, it is a symbol of Gospel movement and life in Downtown, and a picture of Jesus’ renewal and rebuilding of us.
WHAT? We have purchased the old Mt. GIlead Baptist Church building in Downtown and will renovate it.
COST: $3.5 million