Easy Ways to Start


There are so many ways to pray for cities, from praying for your own neighbors to praying for centers of influence in least-reached cities of the world. For a list of things you or a group can pray for, click here.

Find simple ways to show kindness:

  • Giving free radon detectors
  • Delivering food to those shut in
  • Offer free memorial services
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Create welcoming spaces outside your urban church:

  • Create a pop-up park
  • Offer seating with phone charging
  • Create an outdoor library
  • More ideas
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Ministry in Motion

MINISTRY IN MOTION is a television program exploring best practices for ministry. Interview topics and speakers related to reaching people in cities include:

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Special Needs Ministries Resources

Ministering to needs in the city means getting practical. Adventist Special Needs Ministries offers tools that can be used to start and grow ministries to and through those with differing abilities. Resources provided will help you reach out to:

Resources on helping to meet many other types of special needs are also available.

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Thrift Store Ministry Summit

The Washington Conference together with Adventist Community Services put on a conference offering training on how to run a thrift store ministry. Presentations include topics such as:

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Revival and Reformation

Find practical, spiritual resources to keep you close to your Savior and to assist you as you seek to meet the spiritual needs of your city. Resources include:

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Urban Centers Courses for the Community

Course materials are ready and waiting to help you teach classes in the areas of health and wellness, life skills, and more. Leaders' guides and PowerPoint presentations are available for classes on these topics and many more:

  • Birth Companions: 11 sessions to train people to coach or mentor new mothers
  • Heart Health: 8 sessions prepared by a cardiac specialist for use in seminars, small groups and other venues.
  • Resume Writing: 4 sessions to help community members get on a track to employment
  • Journey to Wholeness: 4 sessions for use in helping people in recovery from addictions

Login is required. Request access at the Urban Centers website.

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