If you’re thinking about planting a church, would you consider Miami?
Here are the stats:
94% unchurched (I know this means a lot of things to a lot of people, but here it means people with no church background at all).
Of that 6% that are churched, it is evenly split, 3% Catholic and 3% Protestant.
There are more Santeros in Miami than clergy. (If you don’t know what a Santero is, click here)
Most church plants in Miami fail, mostly because all the stuff that’s written in books about how to grow a church don’t work here. Miami is its’ own universe and Bible Belt methods don’t work here.
The majority of churches in Miami are under 100 people in attendance.
What does all this mean?
It means the fields are white for harvest (John 4).
It means that the city is very spiritual, just not Christian.
It means we need men who match the city and are willing to do the cultural exegesis to reach the city.
I believe if we reach Miami, this can become the launching pad to reach all of Central America, South America, and Spain.
But if we are going to reach Miami, it is going to take a lot of courageous men who are willing to plant here.