Our Strategy

is a new five-year strategy that focuses on impacting lostness through disciple-making.

On Thursday, April 11, the Executive Committee approved a five-year strategy that focuses on helping churches evangelize all people groups – in every ethnic or cultural context – by applying disciple-making models with an Acts 1:8 focus.

The strategy calls for a commitment to both strengthening churches and planting churches through facilitation of a disciple-making culture that utilizes a relationship-driven model of consultation, beginning in the most concentrated areas of lostness across the state.

If the Board of Directors endorses the strategy during their May meeting, the report will be presented to Convention messengers in November during the annual meeting, with strategy implementation to begin January 2014. 

The Executive Committee also approved a new structure for the Convention staff to more effectively implement the strategy.

Population centers

Although lost people live throughout the entire state, the most concentrated areas of lostness in North Carolina are in eight population centers: Asheville, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greenville, Hickory, Wilmington, the Triad area (Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point) and the Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill).

These pockets of lostness increase every year. The population in North Carolina increased 18 percent from 2000 to 2010. During this same period, the population in these eight areas increased 22 percent, comprising nearly 75 percent of the state population.

The Strategic Focus Team facilitates the work in these eight population areas, with a coordinator serving in each of the eight areas.

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Brian Davis  /  bdavis@ncbaptist.org  /  (800) 395-5102 ext. 5501