Luke18 Project is a missional movement that exists to train 10,000 young pioneering leaders to plant prayer furnaces in the hardest and darkest places of the world and work with the global Church to finish the task of world evangelization, disciple the nations, and pray back the King.
Luke18 Project focuses on equipping young church planters–with a particular emphasis on college students–to reach global cities and the frontier mission field by planting prayer furnaces.
Global Cities. Throughout redemptive history, cities have played a pivotal role in the battle to advance the kingdom of God. Since the apostle Paul, we see that one of the Church’s primary strategies to reach the lost has been to plant churches in urban centers. From Jerusalem to Antioch, from Ephesus to Rome, cities have always been a focal point for gospel-centered movements.
This focus on reaching cities that we see in the early church in the first century must be recovered again. In the past 100 years, our world has witnessed the rapid growth of cities. Urbanization is an undeniable reality in almost every part of the globe. According to the United Nations, we have seen an explosion of movement from rural areas into urban centers. In 1800, only three percent of the world’s population lived in cities. In 1900, that figure would grow to fourteen percent of the world’s population. Today, over half of the world’s population live in cities with the expectation that two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban centers by 2030.
Cities have enormous influence on the culture, politics, economics, technology, and even religion of their entire nation. Cities like London, Hong Kong, New York City, Kuala Lumpur, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Mumbai, and Boston have more cross-cultural influence, especially on youth culture, than even national and local governments.
Cities are also a melting pot of nations and cultures. Even people from unreached and difficult-to-reach people groups are moving to cities, giving urban church planters a unique opportunity to win souls and equip people who would finish the task of world evangelization (Matt 24:14). For these reasons, Luke18 Project is committed to training young church planters to reach the global cities of the earth.
Frontier Missions. According to the Joshua Project, of the world’s 16,000+ people groups, over 6,000 are still unreached with the gospel of the Kingdom. However, the Bible is clear that the gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed to every people group of the earth before Jesus will return to the planet to establish His kingdom forever. Therefore, in addition to planting prayer furnaces in global cities, Luke18 Project’s ambition is to train young church planters who would preach Christ where His name is not yet named (Rom 15:20) and plant praying, gospel-centered churches among the unreached and least-reached peoples of the world that would be led by native leaders.