One resource your church may be overlooking

Tips, tools, books, and conferences are the craze in church circles these days. You are, in fact, reading a resource website right now. My work here is no exception. Today, though, I want to step away from simple content creation and make a suggestion. There is a resource right in front of your church, one…

Only The Gospel Will Transform Your City

It is real popular to talk about "city renewal" in the same breath with church planting and missions nowadays. That is not a bad thing. Too often in the past, methods of mission eroded into handing people tracts with some bullet-pointed step-by-step on getting out of hell. Or, they were mass conversion tactics, designed to…

Urban Missions Summed Up in One Sentence

Of course it is an over-simplification, but sometimes those are helpful. Here it goes: Good urban ministry must be churches in the city, made up of residents of the city, proclaiming the gospel to the city, for the glory of God. The above statement sounds simple enough, but it has a lot packed into it.…

Why No Single Church Can Reach a City

Cities today are big places. Let me put that into perspective. In the first century (when Paul was walking around), the biggest city in the world was supposedly Rome and it had… wait for it… 450,000 people.* The shining beacon of urban accomplishment in the first century, the most radically complex city on the face…