Spreading the Gospel in the state of Utah.
An Unreached People Group
Known around the globe for its 5 national parks, Great Salt Flats, and world-renowned ski-resorts, Utah is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places in our country. The Salt Lake Area is home to nearly 2 ½ million people and is one of the fastest growing regions of the United States.
But what most people don’t know is while it is by far the most religious state, Utah is the least Christian state in the US.
The reason for this can be summed up in one word: MORMONISM.
Utah is home to the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which claims over 14 million members worldwide. The state boasts more than 4,700 wards, 17 temples and multiple LDS owned businesses. With more than 69% of the population identifying as Mormon, it is the single most influential organization in the state. On any given Sunday, 7 out of 10 Utahns attend religious services that explicitly reject the Gospel of Grace.
Christian mission organizations identify regions with an Evangelical population of less than 2% as “unreached”. At just over 2%, Utah’s total Evangelical population puts it on par with some of the least reached nations in the world. But many parts of the state are even less reached. In fact, there are hundreds of thousands of Utahns who live in communities that are less than ½ of 1% Evangelical Christian.
Utah needs more God-glorifying churches, more Christians moving to Utah, loving their Mormon neighbors, sharing the Gospel! More Christians around the world willing to sacrifice so that this entire region can hear the Good News of Jesus.
Our vision for reaching this lost state is primarily through church multiplication. Our hope and prayer is to join in God's work by planting 1,000 new churches in Utah over the next 50 years. As we grow, we will be seeking new ways in which we can send teams into every Utah community. By doing so, we hope that God will be glorified.