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Old 12-28-2009, 06:44 PM
 
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We are moving to the area to start a new church and are looking for a fast growing area. Two years ago we moved away from Keller to another state and at the time it seemed like it was growing. As far as for church planting purposes we are now wanting to move to the above areas but are looking at narrowing it down to the fastest growing city/cities in order to grow along with them. Any thoughts? It is so hard to find information when you live out of state. Thanks!
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Kellr and north Fort Worth are growing very fast. Southlake is growing, though not as quickly. Grapevine is built out (only commercial land is still available) and will only grow slowly.
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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problem with southlake would be cost of your facility--very high rent factor

just remember that people around here will drive considerable distances for church they want to be affiliated with--
one of the largest churches in the area is across from Grapevine Mills Mall area and it pulls people from Dallas
of course you would be starting out smaller
don't think the fastest growing area though should be only consideration
what guarantee that new people are likely to want to join your church
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:57 PM
 
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Depends if you are asking where you should relocate to vs. where you should set up the church. Relocation wise - it depends on your priorities and preferences. (i.e. do you have kids, what ages and how much do you want to spend on a home?)

Locations to set up the church - depends on your target audience and competition. Gateway Church in Southlake is expanding - they're building a mega facility off the 114 freeway and they already have a 2nd location in Keller. In Grapevine you will be competing with the uber large Fellowship Church which boasts over 22,000 members and 5 sites across the DFW Megaplex + Miami. Keller has a few churches trying to build up to the Gateway status - they're trying to attract the younger teens/mid 30's with interactive media campaigns and alternative Christian rock during worship service. Keller ranked as the #7 city to live in (Money Magazine Nov 2009) with an average household income of $103k that just might be the best city to start your church, after all a church operates on the tithes and offerings from its congregation. If you are a progressive church, this might be a good place to set up shop.
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I agree that Grapevine is built out residentially.

But that is a good thing!
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