Why Plant a Church in OBX?

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Several months ago, the Lord began stirring the hearts of four local families to plant a new church in Dare County.

We absolutely love where we live. And we’re grieved by the massive number of people in our area that do not know Jesus Christ.

The Outer Banks has a unique culture. Some citizens are locals, tracing their heritage in the area back several generations. Others are transplants, having moved here to enjoy the beach. Many attend church, but most do not. A 2010 study concluded only 12% of the population affiliated with an evangelical church. The same study showed a staggering 63% of people have no religious affiliation. We have met many people that do not belong to Jesus. We have met many people who have left the church. We are praying that God would use us to reach both the un-churched and the de-churched.

Many churches call Dare County home. Some are traditional and others are modern. We strive to be ancient. Gospel Community Church desires to establish a new local church that reaches the area through a network of gospel-centered communities. Please pray for us as we get started!

If you go to a good local church that preaches Jesus from the Bible, stay where you are. Dig in, invest, engage, and let’s work together to reach this area for the glory of Christ.

If you do not belong to a good local church, please consider joining the work God has called us to do here. We are looking forward to impacting lostness in Dare County! And we could use your help!

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