Church212° has a passion for reaching people in our local area and that passion extends to the ends of the world (Acts 1:8). In 1982 Dr. Mike and Stephanie Harrison founded Agape International (AI) from a small town Cullman, Alabama in their desire to obey the Great Commission, “Go into all the world.” Since then, AI has started many churches in the Southeast United States as well as several Bible Schools. Agape Ministries has moved its headquarters to Palm Desert, California where the vision of church-planting has been rejuvenated though our newest church plant – Church212º!
We have a seven step process described in our AI material. It is rooted in two very important aspects: church & bible school planting. We invest in training national leaders through Synergy Schools of Ministry in various global locations. These indigenous leaders in turn plant churches to reach their villages, cities and nations. Short-term trips are organized to allow people in America to gain God's heart for the nations. We encourage, support, resource and empower our national leaders to obey the Great Commission in their parts of the world. We have focused our attention to the 1040Window (where 3 billion people have not had an adequate witness of the Gospel) or those parts of the world where we can train and send missionaries into the unreached people groups.