When churches, non-profits, para-church organizations, marketplace and government leaders work together to solve the spiritual, physical, and social needs of the city, they earn the right to share the Gospel.
Meeting, learning and networking together for a common cause brings energy and synergy. Let’s shine the light on note-worthy urban initiatives of churches and faith-based agencies then build on their efforts.
Find ways to bridge the ethnic divide – combat the tendency of most churches to minister to only one ethnicity.
By focusing on the large influential cities of the world, we can achieve the same kind of exponential growth and impact on modern culture as the Apostle Paul did in his day.
Why Get Involved?
The World is Urban
7,000 people move into large cities hourly
By 2050, nearly 70% of the world’s population will live in cities
We are the Influencers
The largest 50 global cities have more than 700 million people
10% of the global population
Strongly influence the world’s 6 billion people
Division Breeds Atheism
Most cities churches and faith based agencies operate in silos
90% attend church with people only of their own ethnicity
The fastest growing religious segment in global cities is “none”
Battles are Won Here
Paul’s evangelism strategy focused on the leading cities of his day
Christianity grew chiefly by impacting the cities of the Roman Empire
Create an Impact
Collaborations between church, non-profit, marketplace, and government leaders are developed
Working together, Christians earn the right to share the Gospel by serving the physical and social needs of the city
When We Unite
New York City
500% growth in Christianity in Manhattan from 1989 – 2014
Since 2010 over 8,000 leaders have attended annual Movement Day events
565 churches and agencies are now working together on city wide efforts
An historic racial reconciliation movement is underway among churches involving more than 50 churches
Marketplace leaders are providing re-entry coaching for inmates released into Dallas each month
A Millennials network was birthed attracting 2,000 millennials
400 Churches participated in an Explore God campaign