NC REGIONS: EAST
North Carolina is a significant mid-Atlantic state. This region is home to 9.8 million, equating to the 10th largest state in the union. While this state has many rural communities, burgeoning urban centers such as Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, and the Triad area are drawing many out-of-state residents for vocational and educational opportunities. While this state may be in the heart of the bible belt, only about 48 percent of NC residents consider themselves religious. Increasing nominalism as well as international immigration makes the Old North State a prime target for church planting and revitalizing efforts.