Very proud to share with all of you an announcement about the Akron, OH planting.
- As many of you know, part of the ACR 20/20 plan is to plant several churches. Akron is scheduled to be planted later this year. This is historic, as the Akron Church represents the first planting supported by the an entire ACR family of churches.
- Akron is 40 miles from Cleveland and it is the 5th largest city in Ohio; the Akron-Canton MSA (metropolitan statistical area) is home to over 700,000.
- Akron is also home to two major universities, Kent State and University of Akron, and about 60 smaller colleges within 50 miles; the campus population tops 60,000 students.
After much prayer, fasting, discussion, and counsel, it became clear that the Holy Spirit has set apart Rob and Shanika Cochran from the Montgomery County church to lead the Akron, OH planting. Starting in April, they will be traveling to churches across the ACR to meet with anyone interested in being a part of the planting. If you are interested in joining the mission team, you can contact Rob Cochran via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: 214-924-7151.