Does he have what it takes to build a church?

Steve Blake moved to Austin with a goal of creating something that’s hard to find: an urban, multiethnic Christian church that appeals to people disillusioned with traditional church models.

But with no previous experience starting a church, lots of money to raise and no team to back him up, starting a church from the ground up would be one of the biggest challenges of his life.

Others were counting on this dream, too. His wife, two young children and mother-in-law also left the lives they knew behind to begin this chapter.

“Some days, I’m like, ‘This is amazing,’ ” Blake said. “And other days I wake up overwhelmed, because the clock is ticking. Is this going to work?”