Broken: Does Spokane Really Need Another Church?
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  • ONE*
    15601 E 24th Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99037, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM
Welcome to Launch Sunday. This is an exciting day for all of our teams and our church family. Our team has been working long and hard to make sure we were ready to serve you today. Since most of you are new to ONE*, I would like to start by letting you know what we are all about. We are all about helping people find and follow Jesus Christ.
So, here we are, getting ready to launch another church in Spokane Washington and I thought it might be good for me to answer the following question, “Does Spokane really need another church?”

We define religion as rule and regulations without relationship. Jesus didn’t die for religion, He died for relationship.
Others would say “YES”. We definitely need more live giving churches in Spokane.
Matter of fact, we desire to launch 10 churches in the next 10 years and we are believing that many of you will be leading and loving people in those churches.
So, why do we believe that we need more life-giving churches in Spokane? Let me give you a few startling statistics:

1. Over 80% of our community doesn’t attend church.

2. Childhood suicide
According to the Spokane Regional Health District, suicide takes the lives of more than one person each week in Spokane County.
“Nationwide it is the third leading cause [of death] for youth ages 10 to 24, and in Washington state it's the second leading cause of death.”

3. Now for a good statistic: New churches reach unchurched people at a higher percentage than older churches.

“New churches best reach the unchurched–period. Dozens of denominational studies have confirmed that the average new church gains most of its new members (60-80%) from the ranks of people who are not attending any worshipping body, while churches over 10-15 years of age gain 80-90% of new members by transfer from other congregations. This means that the average new congregation will bring 6-8 times more new people into the life of the Body of Christ than an older congregation of the same size.”Tim Keller
Let’s be completely honest, Spokane needs more life-giving churches and this is why, we all live in a broken world full of broken people.
So, what’s the answer? Who is going to help heal the brokenness? The answer may surprise you. That responsibility has been given to the local church.
Well - known Pastor and author Bill Hybels once said, “The local Church is the hope of the world.”
Since the local church has been given the responsibility to reveal and promote the transforming message of Jesus Christ, I believe it is accurate to say, “The local church is the hope of the world.”

There is only one power on the planet that can change…
· A hate-filled heart to a loving heart
· A greedy heart to a generous heart
· A critical heart to a forgiving heart
Why is that important? Because we live in a broken world full of broken people who just need someone to introduce them Jesus.

God had a plan to heal the broken mess. His plan was Jesus. Jesus came to heal our brokenness.
Jesus wanted to make sure we understood His plan for us when He said, For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost” (Luke 19:10).

The word “save” in this verse is the Greek word, sozo, which means to save, to heal or to rescue.

We are all broken. We have all sinned and we all need a savior.
So, how do we allow Jesus to save us? How can we be set free from sin and be healed from our brokenness?

First, we need to Recognize the mess.
The first key to being saved and rescued is recognizing the mess. It’s recognizing we have sinned and that we are far away from God. The second key is Being willing to deal with it.
Second question: What is God leading you to do to bring healing and hope to a broken world?
We live in a broken world full of broken people who just need someone to introduce them Jesus.
That’s why we are launching ONE* North. We want to help people find and follow Jesus Christ.