GOSPEL.

GRACE.

HOPE.

CITIES.

ACT ONE

Some scholars have compared the structure of the Biblical Story to a five act play.

Act One: Creation

ACT TWO

Some scholars have compared the structure of the Biblical Story to a five act play.

Act Two: The Fall

Who

ACT THREE

Some scholars have compared the structure of the Biblical Story to a five act play.

Act Three: Israel

What


Fifth Act Church Planting is an affiliated organization of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren in America that exists to help plant CLBA churches in urban centers throughout North America.


We will accomplish this through recruiting, assessing, resourcing, supporting and coaching. Moreover, through the network of like-minded church planting organizations we have developed, we can and will connect CLBA church planters to advanced cohort training and the availability of external monetary grants in our targeted cities throughout North American.

Where

Our focus is cities, and cities matter for three reasons. First, approximately 52% of the world's population lives in cities today. In 2025 it will have reached 60%. And by 2050 a staggering 70% of the world's inhabitants will have moved to cities. Second, it's not only statistics that make cities attractive for church planting. Cities tend to set the pace for the rest of society: culture (education, the arts, music, finance, politics, technology, etc.) usually flows out from the “global cities” of the world into other cities and then into the rest of society. Last, the cities of North America have the highest concentration of ethnic diversity of any place on earth.

So to change a North American city with the power of the Gospel is to begin to change the world! In other words, cities are now the new centers of global mission.

NEW YORK CITY

Fifth Act desires to plant churches in 7 global cities in the space of five years.

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Chicago:

Our Church Plant in Chicago is still in development, for more information please contact us


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Los Angeles:

Our Church Plant in Los Angeles is still in development, for more information please contact us


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Miami:

Our Church Plant in Miami is still in development, for more information please contact us


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Montreal:

Our Church Plant in Montreal is still in development, for more information please contact us


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San Francisco:

Our Church Plant in San Francisco is still in development, for more information please contact us


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Toronto:

Our Church Plant in Toronto is still in development, for more information please contact us


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New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Montreal and Toronto.  Other secondary and tertiary cities such as Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, Minneapolis and Atlanta, to name a few, interest us as well.

ACT FOUR

Some scholars have compared the structure of the Biblical Story to a five act play.

Act Four: Jesus As The Climax

When

So, if you want to affect change in this world with the power of the Gospel, cities matter!

 Partners

During our strategic years, Fifth Act Church Planting developed a network of partnerships with external, yet like-minded church planting organizations that would share their resourcing and funds with the CLBA. Over the next five years, however, our vision is to assist with planting a minimum of one church a year for the CLBA. Studies show that the average attrition rate in churches and denominations throughout America is 2% a year. That means a denomination needs to be planting at least 3% of their total number of churches to be growing. Therefore, Fifth Act Church Planting’s vision seeks to contribute to the CLBA’s future growth trend.

THE FIFTH ACT

IS THE CHURCH