82% of Americans live in urban areas. That is roughly 260 million of the 320 million Americans.
U.S. poverty rate is 11% or 37.2 million people which means the United States still has one of the highest poverty rates in the developed world.
By 2055 a racial or ethnic majority will not exist for the U.S. population as a whole.
We are committed to equipping leaders, churches, and movements to reproduce disciple-making churches, fresh expressions, and mission businesses. Nitrogen was launched out of Impact Church, located in West Michigan, in 2008 by Phil Strucmyer. Originally started as a church planters boot camp, Nitrogen developed the Chain R.E.A.C.T.N. (Recruiting, Assessing, Coaching, Training, and Networking) as it came alongside 5 districts in The Wesleyan Church Denomination. Through the five original churches birthed from Impact, Nitrogen helped launch more than 30 churches.
Nitrogen was launched out of Impact Church and the West Michigan District of The Wesleyan Church in 2008 by Phil Struckmyer. Originally started as a church planters boot camp, Nitrogen began developing the Chain Re.A.C.T.N. (Recruiting, Assessing, Coaching, Training, and Networking) as it came alongside 5 districts in The Wesleyan Church Denomination. With the five original churches of the Impact Network, and by coming alongside those original districts, Nitrogen helped launch more than 30 churches. In 2012, Nitrogen became an official part of The Wesleyan Church Denomination, as it began to help all of the Districts of The Wesleyan Church across North America. Troy Evans joined the Nitrogen Team, serving as Urban Catalysts. While a part of the efforts at the denominational headquarters, Nitrogen began to take on an urban focus as part of the Urban Urgency campaign centering on major cities across the U.S. In 2016, Nitrogen moved back to the local church by partnering with The Edge Urban Church in Grand Rapids, MI as it continues to see lives changed and urban communities transformed through disciples making churches.