I was wondering if anybody knows if there are any towns in the USA without any Church at all? I wonder how I could go about finding this sort of information out. I seem to remember coming across a list that was a few decades old a year or so ago, but I don't recall where, and I don't know how the author compiled such a list. Any help would be appreciated!
Perhaps you could start your search at this webpage:http://www.mislinks.org/church/chplant.htmIt has alot of good websites listed to help find statistical religious information and also church planting information which could possible help for most church plants are looking to start in a place that has no other churches usually.
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Do we have this problem in the US? What I think is funny (or rather interesting) is when there's a church on every corner - literally! It's like gas station competition or something! At least spread yourself out. Now I don't know much about every denomination and what they believe, but I think it's good to have different, Bible abiding churches. We may each have a different way of doing things such as the style of our teaching and worship, but I think all the different churches make up the eyes, ears, hands, feet, etc. of the whole body of Christ. But yeah, this is kind of off topic. Anyway, I work at a Calvary Chapel, and I tried putting together a list of all the different churches in the area, contacted them, and asked them to send information about their church so I could see if their beliefs were Biblical, what ministries they offered that we didn't, so I could refer people, looking for a church, to them if our church wasn't quite what they were looking for. You know, working together as a community. It didn't really work. Maybe if I have lots of time on my hands, I will try again.
Do we have this problem in the US?
I've been thinking that if I were to plant a Church one day, perhaps I'd like to plant a Church where none exists.