Scott & Ruth Millar

GOD IS CALLING US TO PLANT BILINGUAL/MULTICULTURAL CHURCHES IN TORONTO.

Ruth and I believe it is the call of God on our lives. We want to be involved in reaching people that are coming to Toronto from around the world, the Reverse Great Commission. Toronto is the most ethnically diverse city in the world. It is a strategic place to plant churches. God has brought together a team of believers led by Pastor Francisco Aular to plant 20 bilingual multi ethnic churches throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

THE NEED IS GREAT

Statistics on the densely populated Toronto to Montreal corridor of 12 million people show that it is one of the least evangelized areas of the world:

• Only 1-2% of the people are involved in an evangelical church. Mission experts would classify this as an unreached people group, and it is right here in North America.

• The vast majority of the few churches that do exist are plateaued or declining. For example: The Baptist General Conference has only two small Filipino churches in the city. The Canadian National Baptist Convention (CNBC), the group we will be working with, has less than .02% of the population attending their churches in Ontario (the most influential province in Canada). As in most evangelical denominations, CNBC baptisms are dramatically down since 2006.

• The chart below compares Southern Baptist (SBC) work in USA to Canadian Baptists (CNBC) and Southern Ontario, where Toronto is.

 

Population

CNBC or
SBC
Churches

CNBC or
SBC Church
Members

Church to
Population Ratio

Church Member to
Population Ratio

Ontario

13,000,000

45

2,300

1 to 288,000

1 to 5652

San Diego County

3,000,000

130

27,000

1 to 23,000

1 to 111

Georgia

10,000,000

2300

1,400,000

1 to 2,777

1 to 7.1

 

 • Ontario does not have many other large strong evangelical churches like both San Diego and Georgia have. For example, in San Diego 60,000+ attend Calvary Chapel related churches. Atlanta has several churches like North Pointe, that have more members than all Baptist churches in Ontario combined.

• There are 450,000 college students in the Greater Toronto Area alone. The best estimates are that less than 2000 students attend any “on campus” evangelical ministry. This is less than 1/2 of one percent. We must field more workers for this highly strategic mission.

• The Hispanic ethnic group of over 300,000 is largely unreached.

GOD HAS BEEN PREPARING US FOR THIS MINISTRY.

• We have planted churches in tough areas of Northwest Argentina in Santiago del Estero and Catamarca.

• We will not only be planting directly, but also working through other planters. Our experience in assessing, coaching, and training planters will be useful.

• We have also prepared ourselves to work with different nationalities. Scott has visited cities in India, Indonesia, Palestine and Israel and has met leaders from around the world. GTA because is the most international city in the world. In fact more than half the people that live in GTA were foreign born rather than Canadian born.

• Few organizations are successfully planting churches. Discovering better ways to reach people and plant churches in Toronto is needed. We need to be on the front edge of ministering to the ethnic communities of North America.

Please pray about being a part of this vital ministry. God bless.

Scott and Ruth Millar Scott Millar
Converge World Wide
Hispanic Church Planting
Tel. (312) 859-9374

Email: scottmillarargentina@yahoo.com       scottm@convergeww.org

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Scott & Ruth Millar
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