Do You Really Need Another Baptist Church?

How many Baptist churches do you have in your town? Have you ever stopped to count? It seems most of us are blessed to have several churches to choose from. We are especially blessed in the "Bible Belt" where there seems to be a church on nearly every corner.

We just received some statistics we thought you might find interesting. The 2005 census showed that La Molina, the municipal area where we live and minister, has a population of nearly 125,000 people. That area is home to three independent Baptist churches. Only three. The greater Lima area is made up of 42 seperate districts. Each continue to grow. There are fourteen of these districts, some with populations of 80,000 residents, that have NO Bible-teaching church at all.

Do you think we really need another Baptist church?