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

Fifth Act Church Planting was started by a cluster of pastors and churches from within the Church of the Lutheran Brethren who have a passion to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ spread throughout the world. We believe one of the primary ways God has chosen to do this (at this time) is through planting churches in the heart of major North American cities.


To learn a little more about the background, beliefs, distinctives and motivations of Fifth Act Church Planting, check out our Statement of Faith

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 affiliate organization of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren that seeks to initiate and support Gospel-Centered Mission through launching new Lutheran Brethren churches in urban areas and beyond.


We will accomplish this through recruiting, assessing, resourcing and funding Church Plants in targeted North American Urban Centers.

Where

Our focus is cities, and cities matter for two reasons. Approximately 52% of the world's population now lives in cities. In 2025 it will have reached 60%. And by 2050 a staggering 70% of the world's inhabitants will have moved to cities. But it's not only statistics that make cities attractive for church planting. All of who we are; all of what we do; all of who we're becoming begins in cities. Culture (education, art, music, finance, politics, technology, etc.) flows out from the cities into other cities and beyond.

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

Beyond our first year, we plan to continue developing the structure necessary to support church planting in urban centers and beyond.Our focus is cities, and cities matter for two reasons.. Approximately 52% of the world's population now lives in cities. In 2025 it will have reached 60%.  And by 2050 a staggering 70% of the world's inhabitants will have moved to cities. But it's not only statistics that make cities attractive for church planting. All of who we are; all of what we do; all of who we're becoming begins in cities. Culture (education, art, music, finance, politics, technology, etc.) flows out from the cities into other cities and beyond.

Much of this support structure will be developed in partnership with other church planting organizations and networks.

FIFTH ACT

In order to accomplish this massive, kingdom-sized goal, we realize we cannot do this alone. We are developing partnerships with like-minded organizations and networks who are seasoned in urban church planting. We plan to use the best church-planting assessment tools available, to connect with experienced coaching, and to secure funding from a variety of sources.

IS THE CHURCH