• More than 64 million people live in the nation’s heartland

• A large percentage of existing churches are dead or dying

• Significant cities: Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Mpls/St.Paul, St. Louis, Kansas City

• 47 cities with population of 100,000 or more

• 844 towns with more than 10,000 people

READ MOREReaching the Heartland

Notice the vast population centers located around the Great Lakes.