If churches serve together strategically by creating neighborhood grids of Gospel Responsibility in each zip code, even a small coalition of churches can saturate any city and community with the knowledge of Jesus as the waters cover the sea.
For instance, in a city of 500,000 households, it would only require a coalition of 250 churches to adopt 2000 homes in their community for there to be “no sheep without a shepherd” in that city!
THE ACTS 1:8 STRATEGY
You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Acts 1:8 provides an excellent blueprint for building the New Covenant Temple.
Just as God gave Moses and Solomon blueprints to build the House of the Lord, this strategic Great Commission passage encourages the wise alignment of “living stones.”
We have found this contextualization to be very effective as we seek to saturate our cities.
THE SATURATE METRO DREAM SCENE
Networks of 5-20 churches in every zip code who are:
Saturated with the Supremacy of Christ Saturating their communities in prayer Saturating their zip codes with the Gospel in word and in deed by strategically adopting…
– Neighborhoods as their Jerusalem – – Schools as their Judea – – Public Housing/under-resourced neighborhoods as their Samaria – – Internationals and Ethnic Groups as their Ends of the Earth –
When Moses and Solomon completed their “Great Commissions,” building the Tabernacle and Temple… GLORY FELL!
We are witnessing the construction of a massive sprawling, glorious Temple and we have seen Jesus filling this regional temple of living stones with GLORY!