A Gospel Saturation Strategy

When you read Acts 19:10, what grabs your attention in this verse?

"And this went on for two years, so that all the inhabitants of Asia, both Jews and Greeks, heard the message about the Lord."

How many people in Asia Minor did not hear the Gospel?

"...all the inhabitants of Asia, both Jews and Greeks, heard the message about the Lord."

What did the church at Ephesus do that resulted in everyone in their city and region hearing the Gospel?

They trained disciples of Jesus who trained disciples of Jesus who started churches all over the region.

The church at Ephesus was a Church Planting Center.

  • Epaphras, who was trained in Ephesus, planted a church in Colossae (Colossians 1:7).
  • Epaphras and the church at Colossae planted churches in Hierapolis and Laodicea (Colossians 4:12-13).

What are the results of Gospel Saturation?

  • "...the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor" Acts 19:17
  • "...the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power" Acts 19:20

Reaching Central Florida and Beyond

Did you know that over 100 million people visit Florida each year from all over the world? Think about that - 100 million people! Just one visitor who hears the gospel can impact an entire country or region. Florida is home to almost 20 million locals. Approximately 90% of Florida is considered to be unreached and spiritually lost. Florida represents a great need and a great opportunity.  

The great need is to reach this growing state that is home to 3.8 million immigrant people. The great opportunity is to reach the entire world from Florida! People from every nation on earth visit the Sunshine State for business and pleasure. More than 1 million Florida residents work in the tourism industry - many of them have direct contact with international visitors.  
 

We need to plant more multiplying churches in Florida that make disciples who openly share their faith in Christ in the workplace. Our goal is to see 1 evangelical church for every 1,000 people in metropolitan areas and 1 church for every 500 people in rural areas. Missiologists tell us that this is what is needed so that every man, woman and child in Florida will have the opportunity to respond to the gospel. We need 1,825 multiplying churches in Florida today, just to catch up with decades of population growth. But it doesn't stop there. We want to see every believer in Christ sharing their faith with neighbors and visitors. We want to see new believers being discipled in the context of local churches. We want to see churches developing leaders who will be sent to start more churches. We believe that by reaching Florida with the gospel, we can reach the world for Christ.