If Christians go into urban ministry thinking that they are in it for a season and not in this for the long haul they will struggle to be effective.
Today’s post is part of an ongoing discussion about what followers of Jesus Christ can do to help transform our urban centers. I am by no means an expert but want to help facilitate the conversations and begin to tap into the collective hearts and minds of my readers and those serving in this vitalContinue reading “Loving our Communities and Cities into the Arms of God”
It’s time to reclaim the city.
Chicago is the third largest city in the United States. Imagine the ministry opportunities that await God’s church.
Gates describes his efforts to build a “miniature Versailles” in Chicago, and he shares his fervent belief that culture can be a catalyst for social transformation in any city, anywhere.
Urban Ministry is messy. It involves loving all people. Some come into our stream of consciousness with messy and broken lives. Because of the struggles their lives have gone through that makes our ministry with them will look messy. Our need to include others makes our partnerships with community leaders and congregations outside the comfortContinue reading “In Urban Ministry Is Compassion Alone Enough?”