To Reach One Million
"The Gospel in front of one million people" - that is the desire as expressed by Pastor Popp, our lead pastor at South Holly Church.
Please remember that although South Holly has grown and has made huge strides in the last year, it is still relatively small, with an average attendance of 76.5 people per Sunday in the month of February.
But rushing in where angels fear to tread, I (Rod) put together a “brainstorming session” on how to reach one million people - and not just touches - but presenting the Gospel to one million people. After collecting many ideas from the eight of us in attendance, we categorized them into one of four quadrants representing differing levels of “Value” and “Do-ability”.
Taking these categorized ideas, and looking at skill-sets as well as the church calendar, we now have a preliminary sequence of Action Items that are ranked as high value and high do-ability.
Here’s the ringer, a few days before the Brainstorming Session, I was chatting with someone new at the church about the desire to put the Gospel in front of a million people, and he said “That’s easy, I’m in advertising and I have connections”. Days later, he said “My boss is a Christian, and I think he would like to help with this”.
The running of the church and its outreach activities still need to carry on - even with this new endeavor. Still, it sounds very do-able - in God’s power.
It seems the biggest roadblocks we have will be: the time needed to write and film some short videos, some better-quality equipment for filming, and our inexperience, but God will lead us to those who can help us.
South Holly also has the desire to plant a new church in a neighboring community within 12-24 months. This is an additional avenue in which we can reach this one million people for Christ.
To be clear, I am just a grunt worker for God, and the vast majority of the work will fall upon Pastor Popp’s shoulders, with much help from others. We are in this as a team and anxious to see what God will do with our desire to see people reached for Christ.
Please pray with us as we target presenting the full Gospel to one million people.
Is your vision of what God can do too small?