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Mission in Texas The Harvest is Plentiful. Religious Life in Texas About 56% of the population claims to be part of a religious group (about 15 million.

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1 Mission in Texas The Harvest is Plentiful

2 Religious Life in Texas About 56% of the population claims to be part of a religious group (about 15 million people) According to the 2010 census, 10,103,455 are unclaimed by any faith

3 Largest Texas Religious Groups 1.Roman Catholic 2.Southern Baptists 3.Non-Denoms 4.United Methodist 5.Muslim Decline 21 to 19% Decline 17 to 15% Grew to 6% Decline 5 to 4.5% Grew.6% to 1.7%

4 The LCMS Is the 12 th largest religious group in Texas Claims over 132,000 adherents (2010) Has declined since 2000 from.74% of the population to.44% of the population

5 Overall Growth Churches reported an increase of 2.17 million members from 2000 to 2010 The total population of Texas during that time grew by 4.29 million people 2.13 million people were added to the unchurched population

6 LCMS DNA

7 LCMS Outreach 1847: 22 pastors and 12 congregations join together 1897: 1,986 congregations; 683 preaching stations; 687,334 souls; 1564 pastors and professors

8 LCMS Outreach 1922: 3,338 congregations, 3073 pastors; 1,041,514 souls (In every state except AZ, GA, and SC; missionaries in Quebec and British Colombia; entered India, South America, and China; outreach efforts to Persians, Jewish, Native Americans, and many other immigrant groups in the U.S.).

9 LCMS Outreach 1944: 5240 congregations and preaching stations; 3508 active pastors; 1,501,314 souls 1960: 2,605,177 souls – outpaced the U.S. population growth by 12% The LCMS grew from 1.1% of the population to 1.4% of the population

10 Stewards of God's People

11 Jesus' words “And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day” (John 6:39).

12 God's Mission 80 New congregations since additional new congregations so far in 2013 Local churches and networks are planting churches and reaching the lost 92% of mission gifts are used for outreach, church planting and support of local ministry.

13 Our Partnership Repayable Funding agreements provided $130,000 in mission dollars in repayable funding agreements are in place

14 What can you do? Pray! Text M2C to to become a Mission Prayer Partner. Partner! Through continued mission offerings and special gifts to TPIM. Propel and Persuade! Be Jesus' sent ones in your context.

15 Thank You


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