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“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden... ”

Matthew 5:14



 

Focusing on Our Future

 

Throughout the last 27 years, Center of Praise Ministries has been a beacon of hope to those who have experienced the gospel through its many outreaches and service to the community. Thousands of lives have been impacted for the glory of God. Now, as we celebrate what God has done and look forward to the future, we must evaluate the present by asking three very important questions.


How will COP continue to effectively make disciples in
a changing local and global environment?


What are the specific goals God has set before us for
the future?


What steps must we begin to take now to accomplish
our goals?

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According to a demographic study done this year, since the year 2000, Sacramento has grown at nearly twice the rate of the rest of the U.S. Also, Sacramento is projected to continue to be above the national average in the coming years, (29.3% versus 15.5%).

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According to a demographic study done this year, since the year 2000, Sacramento has grown at nearly twice the rate of the rest of the U.S. Also, Sacramento is projected to continue to be above the national average in the coming years, (29.3% versus 15.5%).

The City on a Hill Campaign 2020
Our Response to the Call


Findings

Spiritual preference in our region
◊ 28.58% are strongly involved in their faith
◊ 24.7% are somewhat involved in their faith
◊ 46.7% are not involved in their faith at all

Average age in our region
◊ The average age is 38 years old

Fastest growing groups
◊ Millennials (28.1%) born 1982 to 2001
◊ Generation Z (20.8%) born 2002 and later

 

The numbers represent lives, individual souls in our city and region that are in darkness and in desperate need of the LIGHT that COP can provide through the power of the Gospel. This is the most exciting time to be alive and participate in the work of the Kingdom. We want to be found being busy about our Father’s business. His business is saving souls and making disciples.
Center of Praise is a very generationally diverse congregation. However in the coming years, the largest demographic in our city will be millennials between the ages of 16-35 years old. In order to effectively reach this growing group of
non-believers, we must take steps to equip, train and send ALL in our church family to contribute their God-given gifts to reach those in darkness.

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