To equip Bible believing churches and Great Commission ministries throughout America as missionary sending organizations, where every constituent home is a mission outpost for Jesus Christ.
By the end of 2020, every home in America would be adopted by neighboring Christians who are committed to ministering to them through long-term, pray-care-share lifestyles.
In below podcast, founder, Chris Cooper shares how he caught the vision for adopting every neighborhood in the U.S. and the events leading up to the creation of this ministry. Chris reveals where the idea for prayer, care and share came from. Click the play arrow below.
BlessEveryHome is a ministry service of the Mapping Center for Evangelism and Church Growth, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1997.
In 1996, a team of Christians in Kansas City partnered with CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) in the Jesus Video Project. Through a new prayer-based, relational distribution approach, more than 10,000 Christian households adopted more than 40,000 probable unchurched neighbor homes. During the year those Christians prayed for them, met and ministered to them. Then, during the Christmas Season, they delivered a gift-wrapped Jesus Film VHS tape with cookies and a personal note to those adopted neighbor homes. After Christmas, each participating Christian home had the natural opportunity to follow up when they saw their neighbors.
To help recruit and equip the Christian believers, the leadership team developed the first generation of the unique Online Community Connector outreach system for churches.
This new strategic approach to personal evangelism facilitated several new benefits to the Body of Christ in fulfilling the Great Commission in the United States:
Following the success of the Kansas City Jesus Video project in 1996 - Mission America, the Southern Baptist Convention, Assemblies of God, Nazarenes, CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ), and other Great Commission churches, denominations, city-reaching movements and ministries all collaborated to launch the Mapping Center for Evangelism and Church Growth as a 501(c)(3) organization to serve churches throughout America who ascribed to the Lausanne Covenant.
We believe God planted each church and ministry with the primary purpose of helping transform their neighbors into vibrant, reproducing disciples of Jesus Christ.
"I have been given all authority over heaven and
earth ... go, therefore ..."
- Matthew 28:18-20
[the Father's intent] "was that now, through the church ... Now to Him
who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think,
according to the power that works within us ..."
- Ephesians 3:10-21
"If my people, who are called by my name, will
humble themselves and pray ..."
- 2 Chronicles 7:14
... [Righteous Father] ... "I have made you known and
will continue to make you known in order that the same love you have for
me will be in them, and I myself will be in them."
- John 17:20-26