On Tuesday June 20th we received two important announcements. One announcement came from Africa with a roster of 35 emerging cities being invited to participate in Movement Day Africa in 2018 in Nairobi. The expectation is that contextualized expressions of Movement Day across the African continent will take place in coming years.
I recently completed a 28 day, ten city tour. I travelled to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Dubai, Durban, Pretoria, Richmond/Williamsburg, and Holland/Grand Rapids. I was eager to encourage the great momentum toward Movement Day in each unique region of the world.
The time to act is now was the overriding message from a Movement Day Global Cities panel led by Jim Burgess, Lead pastor of Fellowship Dubai, and featuring profound front-line insights from Leslie Doll, from the Half Time Institute and Resource Partner/Strategic Resource Group, and Sona Kazanjian, Syrian-born Director of Dubai Ministries/Fellowship of the Emirates.
This past April I had the opportunity to share with 1,800 city leaders at Q 2017. Q was birthed out of Gabe Lyons’ vision to see Christians, especially leaders, recover a vision for their historic responsibility to renew and restore cultures.
Korean Christianity is one of the great stories of church history. The church grew from the soil of martyrdom, persecution, and civil war into a globally vibrant movement. Seoul has some of the largest churches in the world and Korea has the highest number of missionaries per capita of any country in the world.
We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again. Movement Day Global Cities (MDGC) 2016 would not have been possible without the prayerful support of thousands around the world. Some of you used our prayer guide, others engaged in corporate congregational prayer, and countless members of the MDGC family made us a part of their daily prayer time.
Gathering 3,000 leaders from around the world makes for a beautiful time of shared fellowship and perspective. Different aspects of the experience will stick out to specific participants in unique ways. Since the purpose of this gathering was to bring together leaders from diverse countries and areas of ministry together, we wanted to capture the diversity of their experiences. Through our attendee survey and Movement Day Global Cities (MDGC) app, this is what you told us.