Turin Church Planting
Serving in Italy
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Turin is the capital city of Piedmont (one of Italy's 20 regions) which has about 913,000 people. This city is quite popular because of the so-called "holy Shroud," a linen cloth kept in the Cathedral of Turin, on which the image of a man bearing signs of tortures, abuses and possible crucifixion is visible. In it, according to Roman Catholic tradition, it was wrapped the body of Jesus when he died.
Turin is not only a Roman Catholic city, but in it there are also a great number of Muslims as well as of Jehovah's Witnesses.
In this city there are about 54 churches. It means that with an average of 80 people per church there are only 4320 church members (believers?) of the total population (about 913,000). This means that only 0.5% of the total population is attending church, and most likely less than 0.5% are born again Christians.
In our ministry, which consists of a church planting from scratch, we will be focused on five key aspects, whose ultimate goal is to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ:
We will also partner with the "Italian Theological Academy," which is located on the island of Sicily, whose focus is to equip Italian pastors, elders, and lay leaders for ministry.
For more information, please visit our website www.chiesasolocristo.org.
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Raffaele & Manuela