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.
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
12 million people move into large cities every month
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
New York City
500% growth in Christianity in Manhattan from 1989 – 2014.
Since 2010 over 18,000 leaders have attended annual Movement Day events.
Global Cities Leadership Community was formed in 2014 to track the spread of gospel movement in cities.
In 2016 over 8,000 Marketplace Leaders have gathered to learn how to live their faith in the context of their work.
The Emerging Leader Network was birthed in NYC through the Mayor’s Clergy Advisory Council in 2016.