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Following Christ's Method

by Ellen G. White

Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Savior mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, “Follow Me.”

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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 or quickly reaching cities, and describes how to get involved.

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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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"Mission to the Cities" Comprehensive Urban Evangelism

General Conference President, Ted Wilson, calls members to reach the cities

"Jesus was being honored on His triumphal entry to the city. He and the large crowd of people were outside of that ancient capital of Israel. As they came to the crest of the hill overlooking the city, Jesus stopped. There was Jerusalem in all its glory reflecting the light of the declining sun. . . "

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Methods of Metropolitan Ministry

by Jared Thurmon

I had the pleasure of reaching out to a few pastors who have each ministered to me personally. They represent some of the remarkable diversity that the world Seventh-day Adventist Church has to offer. Starting new churches and outreach efforts is all part of our church’s global evangelistic focus with its special focus on large metropolitan areas.

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