Vision

Ministry to the Cities

by Ellen G. White

Ellen G. White doesn't mince words: "Do not hover over the churches to repeat over and over again the same truths to the people, while the cities are left in ignorance and sin unwarned and unlabored for." (The Upward Look, p. 274)

The book Ministry to the Cities, a compilation of her writings on working the cities, is available in a number of languages. Click the language of your choice to see purchase options.

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Find the "I Will Go" KPIs for Mission to the Cities

What are the goals of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, during this quinquennium, related to Mission to the Cities? Find them here!

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The "It's Time" Document

The "It's Time" document is foundational to the Mission to the Cities initiative. It was developed at the 2013 It's Time: Urban Mission Conference, where church leaders adopted the vision and goals which were later outlined in the document. It explains the importance of quickly reaching cities, and describes how to get involved.

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Understanding and Compassion: A Recipe for Urban Mission

by Gary Krause

The compassion of Jesus must be at the heart of meaningful urban mission. . . . The cities should be seen not as mission projects but as places full of people we should view with compassion, as Jesus did.

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By Any Means Necessary: An Urban Ministry Interview with Pastor E. Douglas Venn

by Jeffrey O. Brown

Are we reaching the cities? How do we know? Should we be focusing on cities or rural areas? Is it too dangerous for workers to live in cities? These questions and more are taken up in this interview with E. Douglas Venn, director of Global Mission's Urban Center at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

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The Urban Top 10

Did you know that 7 of the world's largest urban metropolitan areas are in the 10/40 Window? That area, stretching from northern Africa into the Middle East and Asia, is home to 6.5 out of 10 people on the planet, but only 1.5 out of 10 Adventists are in that same window. We have work to do!

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