How to Reach A City That Doesn’t Go to Church

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The Barna Research Group recently reported San Francisco Bay Area has the least churchgoing population in the United States. In response local church, business and nonprofit leaders in the Bay Area are taking steps of faith to change this. Recently, the Exponential Conference came to the Bay Area for a second time to encourage these leaders to plant more churches. The local leaders plan to raise $15 million for the Start-Up Church Fund so that they can plant churches across the Bay and share the good news of Jesus. Their hope is to plant 1000 new churches in the next decade.

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMWare says, “One of my goals in the Bay Area would be that we are as innovative in our technology and start-ups, as we are innovative in our church-planting and start-up churches.”

Watch the video below to see how these leaders plan to win hearts in the Bay Area.


This post was adapted from CNBC article, Church planting — what it takes to get Bay Area residents to the pews


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About the Author

Katie Brigham is an associate digital video producer for CNBC.com, located at the network's San Francisco bureau, CNBC@1Market. Katie joined CNBC in April 2018.

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  • If it can happen well in the SF Bay Area (and I’m sure it can) it’s going to encourage so many other regions. Praying for progress in their church planting efforts!

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