Church Planting
in Ithica, Elmira and Binghamton

About the Areas

Ithaca is home to university students, professors and a college town of one of the countries brightest universities Ithaca is home to Cornell University, an Ivy League school of over 20,000 students, most of whom study on Cornell’s Ithaca campus. Ithaca College is located just south of the city in the town of Ithaca, adding to Ithaca’s “college town” focus and atmosphere. Nearby is Tompkins Cortland Community College. These three colleges influence Ithaca’s seasonal population. In 2010, the city’s population was 30,014, and the metropolitan area had a population of 101,564.

The City of Elmira is located in the south-central part of the county, surrounded on three sides by the Town of Elmira. It is in the Southern Tier of New York a short distance north of the Pennsylvania state line.

Binghamton is the principal city and cultural center of the Binghamton metropolitan area (also known as Greater Binghamton, or historically the Triple Cities), home to a quarter million people.In the 21st century, the city has attempted to diversify its economic base in order to spur revitalization. The local economy has slowly transitioned towards a focus on services and healthcare.[10]Major emphasis has been placed on Binghamton University, which built a downtown campus in 2007,[28] and several student housing complexes have been created downtown.[29] Further student housing projects are planned, and the increased downtown residential population has spurred development of supporting businesses, along with a renewed focus on the riverfront.

How to Get Involved

PRAY.
  • That God will send planters to this area to do the work.
  • That the Lord of the Harvest will prepare the hearts of the people here.
  • That God will let you know if He wants you to be involved.
PARTICIPATE.
  • Share the need in this area with people you know.
  • Consider visiting the area as you pray for how God may want you to be involved.
  • Bring or participate in a mission trip to the area.
PROVIDE.
  • Consider making a financial gift to a church plant in the area.
  • Consider supporting a church plant or planter on an ongoing basis.
  • Continue supporting the North American Mission Board through your church’s mission program.