Home to more than 2 million people, the metropolitan area of Cincinnati has grown up along the picturesque Ohio River. The cityscape is made up of impressive historic structures and soaring new buildings, a reflection of the Boomtown’s heyday in the early 19th century and present-day renaissance. Home to the oldest team in Major League Baseball, it is also the home base for several Fortune 500 companies. Here people have many options when it comes to religion, and the voice for Christianity is hard to discern. In a place where meeting practical needs could make a big impact, you and the Church have an opportunity to be seen and heard like never before.
SBC Church-Population Ratio
Active SEND Church Planters
16% African American
3% Asian & Pacific Islander
2% Two or More Races
Called America’s first major inland city and America’s original Boomtown, Cincinnati was established along the Ohio River. In the early 19th century, people arrived on paddle wheelers after the War of 1812 and decided to make this place their home.
America’s first Boomtown may soon become its next. Its urban areas are being revitalized. New, forward-thinking transportation policies are being instituted. Massive projects like The Banks, Queen City Square and the Central Riverfront Park are redefining the cityscape.
Yet despite its impressive potential, followers of Jesus Christ are praying that Cincinnati will also experience a gospel boom. Just 13.7 percent of the 2 million residents in the metro area are affiliated with an evangelical church, and more than half of the city’s residents do not affiliate with a religion of any kind.
Cincinnati Southern Baptists hope to see 77 new Southern Baptist churches started in the city. Yet with only one Southern Baptist church for every 10,484 Cincinnatians in the five Ohio counties around the city, they need help.
Tennessee Southern Baptists have already stepped up to begin a strategic partnership with Send Cincinnati. Over the next few months and years, they will be sending people, providing resources and praying specifically for the Queen City to help spur on church planting. But more church planters, pastors, partners and mission teams are needed to see neighborhoods across Cincinnati reached with the hope of the gospel.
From planting a church to partnering with those already on mission in Cincinnati, you and your church can make a difference; connect with us to learn how.
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Church planting is a team effort. You can use your gifts and talents to support a church planter, help meet needs in the community and reach neighbors for Christ. We can help you get connected.Take the Next Step
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Whether it’s raising up teams from within your own congregation or coming alongside an existing plant, you can multiply the ministry of your church, and we can help you learn how.Learn More