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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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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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I Want This City

"I Want This City" is a 13-part television series filmed in Bangkok. The series reveals the vastness of the work remaining to be done in major cities, and the painful correlation between mission giving and resources for serving least-reached communities.

"I Want This City" is fun, unconventional, and moving. Show it to your church and inspire them to get involved in reaching cities for Christ. Read more here, or click below to watch.

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Cities: An Adventist Challenge

by George R. Knight

Adventism and cities may not always have mixed well. But thanks to recent initiatives, such as Mission to the Cities, that is changing.

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Ministry to the Cities

by Ellen G. White (free download)

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)

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Tentmakers: Outside the Box

by Homer Trecartin, courtesy Adventist Review

"Some years ago an Adventist couple in Atlanta, Georgia, felt a growing burden to work for the thousands of people who lived in a low-income housing project. . . .

"The family quit their well-paying jobs, took lower-paying positions, sold their middle-class house, and moved into the projects. They began visiting their neighbors, organizing community cookouts, arranging games and activities for neighborhood kids. They were tentmakers."

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