The goal of the Parish is not simply to plant one large congregation, but to plant five smaller local churches in the next five years. Our vision is to have several local communities transformed by Christ and empowered to be His church. We will begin in 2014 by launching a Parish church in the Roswell/Alpharetta area. This area is home to over 80,000 18-29 year olds, members of a Millenial generation that studies show are increasingly disconnected from the local church. Once this congregation is rooted and growing we will reach farther south and plant a congregation closer to the city, where the Millenial population soars into the hundreds of thousands. As each church grows, it will eventually branch out and form another local congregation, maintaining a local size that encourages community and a neighborhood identity.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Pray – More than we could ever understand, we need many, many people to pray for the birth of The Parish. Our leaders and launch team will have to endure many attacks and much spiritual warfare, so please pray for all of our families. Pray for the unchurched living in our neighborhoods. Pray that we can build relationships that will open doors for renewal. Pray that, despite our current economic climate, God would raise up generous individuals and organizations who will give financially.
Join – Please take the time to prayerfully consider the reasons for starting a church and the core values upon which we are founded. It would be our honor to have you be a part of our church family, and to have your family walk alongside us as we join God in the renewal of all things. Please contact us if you have additional questions.
Give – We are looking for individuals and churches to prayerfully consider joining us as financial partners. You may give a one-time gift or consistently give month to month. In the life of a young, mission church plant, every dollar makes a difference. For more information on how to contribute to the vision of the Parish, click here.