DEVELOPING LEADERS TO REACH AUSTIN
To reach our city and its myriad of people, cultures, and beliefs, it will take a new body of educated, confident believers who are intellectually and scholastically prepared to engage well with others. Through the Saturate Austin Institute, that body of leaders is now being equipped.
- This Spring, the inaugural Saturate Austin Institute Lecture Series Launched. The Clash? lecture series engaged believers and non-believers across northwest Austin in discussion about misconceptions surrounding Christianity. Over 1020 individuals attended over the course of five weeks.
- The first semester of the Saturate Austin Institute launched in September 2015, with 140 participants enrolled for the 12-week course. Students are studying Bible Study Methods, learning how to interpret, understand, and apply God’s word confidently in the context of their culture.
- Launched the 2nd semester of Saturate Austin with three classes: Bible Study Methods, Old Testimony Survey and Perspectives
The Love Where You Live campaign is quickly developing within Greater Austin. People are primed and ready to reach thousands of local neighbors.
- On February 3, 2015, churches around Austin united for the Christ Together Greater Austin’s Love Where You Live Leadership Rally.
- Over 1200 church leaders, pastors, and staff joined together for a day of envisioning, inspiration, and strategy.
- Hill Country Bible Church Austin launched a church-wide Love Where You Live study, preparing the church body for the citywide initiative in Spring 2016.
- Billboards and media spots are up throughout the city and we are preparing to launch 25,000 neighborhood gathering groups this spring to connect with 400,000 Austinites.
Still to Go:
- Launch Hispanic Training Institute
- Fall Serve Date – throughout the city in October
- See our next church plant launched