Introducing the Acts 17 Initiative, launching fully in 2017 as an evangelical platform to equip believers and churches to boldly share the Gospel with the nations inside the U.S. with biblical truth and Christ-centered compassion. With an unwavering commitment to scriptural fidelity, the Acts 17 Initiative will collaborate with Gospel-centered churches, denominational entities, and parachurch ministries to strategically coordinate efforts, propose viable strategies, and develop partnerships that embrace missional involvement with immigrants and refugees in our neighborhoods. Jason Lee will launch and lead the Acts 17 Initiative, guiding churches to educate, equip, engage, advocate, and network to live out the Great Commission in their communities. As the need for the Acts 17 Initiaitve has never been greater, we have been overwhelmed by the support of evangelical leaders as we have cast the vision. Hear from one of those leaders, Russ Moore (President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission), above.
The Acts 17 Initiative will dually launch in Greenville/Spartanburg with a strategic base inside metro Atlanta in the Clarkston community, known as the most “ethnically diverse square mile in the U.S.” and home to over 90 unreached people-groups. The Clarkston International Bible Church(CIBC) will host the Acts 17 Initiative and be our first "hub leader." While locally based, the Acts 17 Initiative and CIBC are committed to modeling, mentoring, and multiplying this immigrant/refugee ministry nationally.
Jason Lee is uniquely gifted to lead this initiative. He has ministered for nearly 20 years as a pastor, launched evangelical refugee/immigrant ministries in two urban areas, successfully led numerous justice and advocacy efforts, and served with both of the Southern Baptist’s mission boards across 3 states and in over 20 countries. His diverse skill set, passion for the nations displaying God’s glory, ministry partnerships, and experience will help this Initiative thrive nationwide.
What we are envisioning we have never seen done before. Therefore, we invite you to partner with us, first by praying, and then by investing financially in the launch of this ministry.