WHAT IS ACTS 13
ACTS 13 is a mediating structure inside New Life to help engage in cross-cultural efforts. ACTS 13 will partner with the Northwest Ministry Network to approve and send missionaries. ACTS 13 is the arm of New Life that focuses on efforts that lie beyond our own normal ministry cultural sphere here in South King County. If it has to do with crossing a cultural boundary, whether geographically near or far, we are going to use ACTS 13 as the mechanism and symbol for that work. Click HERE to view our detailed Acts 13 strategy.
What is the focus?
The main priority of ACTS 13 is Unreached People Groups. The "10/40 Window" idea popularized in the 90's by Luis Bush and the "AD 2000 and Beyond" movement caught on and became a great picture to help the church focus on that part of the world that has the fewest Christians, churches and church movements. As defined by the Joshua Project Database, the "10/40 Window" is the rectangular area of North Africa, the Middle East and Asia where over 2.7 billion people live in almost 6,000 unreached people groups. This region includes the majority of the world's Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists. Although the focus of ACTS 13 will be primarily Unreached People Groups, it will also strive to accomplish three things: 1) Resource Missionaries, 2) Build churches and schools, and 3) Meet basic human needs. The focus of ACTS 13 will reach locally and globally.