I Want This City: TV Series from the Heart of a Least-Reached Megacity

"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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Ministry to the Cities is Important and Urgently Needed

by Gaspar and May-Ellen Colón

For more than a century, Seventh-day Adventists have debated, discussed—and disagreed—about how to understand the counsel of church founder, Ellen G. White, on urban life and ministry.

A full reading of Ellen White’s counsels about urban experience underlines the importance of serving cities from both “outside” and “within.”

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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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Reach the World

"Reach the World" is the Seventh-day Adventist Church's voted strategic plan for the 2015 - 2020 quinquennium. "Reach the World" 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. The strategic plan is available here for those who wish to understand more deeply.

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The President and the Prophet: He thought he knew what she meant.

by Merle Poirier

This 2020 article takes a fascinating look at Ellen White's response to A.G. Daniells, a General Conference president who thought he was working on behalf of the cities, but who was slow to realize how much she intended should be done.

Poirier recounts, "Daniels travelled to Ellen White's home at Elmshaven, hoping to surprise her with the news of his plans for city evangelism. But when he arrived, he was stopped at the door. The prophet declined to see him, sending a message instead: When he, the General Conference president, was ready to carry out the work that needed to be done, she'd talk to him."

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Urban Ministry in the Book of Daniel: A Babylonian Model

courtesy Ministry Magazine

Four questions are addressed in this 2019 examination of urban ministry as seen the book of Daniel:

  1. Who will minister to the King Nebuchadnezzar thought leaders of our day?
  2. Who will speak for God to the teeming millions of contemporary Babylon city dwellers?
  3. How successful can urban ministry in Babylon really be?
  4. Can principles from yesterday’s Babylonian city apply to urban mission in these last days?

Bonus material offers seven principles of urban ministry, as seen in Daniel chapters 1-7.

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