When Europeans first settled in Connecticut, they were quite the religious group and their favorite prayer came from Psalm 54:4. That prayer was, “He who transplanted still sustains.” Incidentally, that remains the official state motto, though few remember it and even few now live it out. Connecticut ranks as one of the least religious states in the nation with the latest Barna poll showing the Hartford/New Haven metro area as the 5th least Bible-minded U.S. urban area.

Ten new mosques were built in Hartford over the last decade, but only two new evangelical churches were started. There are 52 churches in Connecticut affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention but there are more Ba’hai congregations in the state and nearly as many Buddhists. Both the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Universalist Unitarians outnumber Southern Baptist churches. There are twice as many Mormons in Connecticut as Baptists and the followers of various branches of Hinduism outnumber those Baptists by more than 1,500. There are nearly 1,000 more people who claim Pagan as their religion than those who are members of Southern Baptist churches.

But God is moving across the state and in 2014 seven new congregations were started.

Could God be calling you to join us in His work in Connecticut?

If so, contact Dr. Terry W. Dorsett at tdorsett@namb.net.