Mission to the Cities is a part of Reach the World
The Mission to the Cities initiative is part of "Reach the World," the 2015-2020 strategic plan voted by the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Mission to the Cities operates under the Global Mission Urban Center in partnership with the Global Mission Centers and Adventist Mission. One way the Office of Adventist Mission contributes to the Mission to the Cities Initiative is to focus on making disciples among the urban, unreached people groups. Through our members' sacrificial giving to Global Mission offerings, funding is available to start new groups of believers, and Life Hope Centers, using "Christ's Method Alone" to make disciples.
The "Reach the World" strategic plan has various initiatives which aim to help church members REACH UP, REACH ACROSS, and REACH OUT. Mission to the Cities, along with Total Member Involvement and Comprehensive Health Ministry come under the category of REACH OUT. Other initiatives within the Reach the Word strategic plan include Believe His Prophets, United in Prayer, and Revival and Reformation.
Learn Best Practices for Reaching People in Cities
Operating under the Global Mission Urban Center, this Mission to the Cities website offers an introduction to reaching urban areas for Christ, along with resources for that task. To further grow in understanding of how to reach urban populations for Christ, visit Global Mission Urban Center website and register.
Learn How to Start a Life Hope Center
In partnership with the Global Mission Urban Center and Mission to the Cities, the UrbanCenters.org website provides resources for use in starting Life Hope Centers, as well as training materials which can be used by the centers to meet community needs, from heart health and fitness to money management and resume writing skills. Get tips on finding funding, on event planning, and access course materials by registering here.
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