Why Another Church in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex (DFW)
Saltmakers Church is a new gathering of everyday people who are passionate about becoming authentic Christ followers. This passion arises from life-changing experiences Jesus causes in our lives and the joy and purpose He brings us. Therefore, we have gladly answered the call to help others become authentic Christ followers.
We know DFW already has many large and established churches and that the area hosts some of the largest mega-churches in America. DFW also has thousands of smaller churches, seemingly on every corner. So, why has God called us to plant another church in DFW? There are three reasons.
34% OF DFW IS UNCHURCHED
The number of unchurched people living in DFW is the first and most important reason God has called us to plant another church here. By definition, unchurched people do not follow Jesus or attend church consistently. According to a 2017 report released by the Barna Group, 34% of the approximate 8 million people living in DFW are unchurched. That is approximately 2.72 million people. Other research groups believe the number of unchurched people in DFW is much higher. Whatever the correct number, God loves unchurched people. He wants them to become His disciples, and He has called us to accomplish this for Him.
MANY TRADITIONAL CHURCHES
The number of traditional churches in DFW is the second reason God has called us to plant another church here. A traditional church is more committed to worn out, irrelevant customs than to reaching the unchurched. We are not criticizing our fellow churches, but traditionalism will not reach the unchurched. God has given us new and improved methods to reach this tech savvy, easily distracted generation without changing the core message of the kingdom.
Lastly, we have a heart to transform the inner cities in DFW. Communities like South Dallas and Stop Six in Fort Worth are infamous for poverty, crime, and drugs — largely because churches fail to infiltrate, occupy, and transform them with the kingdom of God. Consequently, satan took over these communities. We embrace our mandate of taking back these communities from satan. We welcome the challenge!