January 16, 2020
Communio just launched its largest initiative ever and first citywide project of 2020.
Local donors have provided start-up funding for Communio to build its fourth, family-strengthening, City Platform in Tarrant County, Texas — home of Fort Worth
Tarrant is the third most populace county in Texas with a population of over 2 million people. It’s also home to some of the nation’s largest and most influential churches in the nation.
The Tarrant County launch comes after the completion of a three-month market viability study to determine interest among the city’s largest and most influential churches in participating in Communio’s Tarrant City Platform.
During that viability study, 17 of the largest churches – including Gateway, The Hills, Christ Chapel, and Fellowship of the Parks – agreed to participate in the initiative.
This immediate and initial interest exceeded our expectations. Given this demand, funders green-lighted the project to serve this initial group of churches in 2020.
With the generous support from local donors, more than 60 percent of the funding for year one of the project has been committed. Communio will work with local funders to raise the balance of support in the coming weeks and months.
As Communio’s City Director, Scott will recruit and consult with churches and coordinate our county-wide efforts over this three-year project. As additional funds are raised, Communio will hire a second City Director to work alongside Scott primarily focused on serving Catholic parishes.
The Tarrant County City Platform is an early part of Communio’s plan to launch a national movement to transform family and marital health by bringing its proven, 21st-century business strategies into ministry at scale.
More than half of the nation’s population lives in the largest 40 metropolitan areas. Communio has set a strategic objective to reach half of these markets and half of the nation’s largest churches over the next 7 years.
Today, Communio has launched efforts in three of these top 40 cities: Jacksonville, Denver, and now Fort Worth. Additionally, Communio launched city-wide initiatives in Billings, Montana and the Permian Basin (Midland and Odessa) in West Texas. Two more launches are planned in large US cities over the next year.
In each of these markets, Communio follows the same playbook seeking to make churches self-sufficient with its change model:
2020 is both a major growth year and an exciting year of execution for Communio. Thousands of families will be saved and strengthened as a result.
And, today, we’re just getting started.
For more information or to explore bringing Communio’s model to your city or church, call us at (703) 347-7800 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.