Urban Mission: What’s a Suburban Church to Do?

Wednesday, I shared a post I wrote a while back that sums up urban missions in one sentence. Nowadays, urban ministry and mission is an increasingly important topic. In fact, ministry "for the city" is becoming a buzzword in Christian conversations. Just like we know we need to care about the lost in Africa, we…

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…