"Baby, I Don't Fly": Facing the Challenges of the Cities
by Gary Krause, courtesy Adventist Review
"Today more than 500 cities have populations of more than 1 million people, and these cities are social and economic powerhouses, generating more than 80 percent of global gross domestic product.
"Now consider the Adventist populations in these cities. On average, there’s one Seventh-day Adventist congregation for every 89,000 people. Forty-five of these cities have fewer than 10 Adventists; 43 have no Adventist congregations."
Krause's 2016 article examines the challenge, and shares stories of what it means to understand the city you serve.Read More
I Shall Be in the City
by José Cortes, Jr.
In this 2016 article, José Cortes, Jr., Associate Director for Evangelism in the Ministerial Association of the North American Division notes that there are more than 58 cities of a million or more in this division. Read the North American Division's vision for reaching these cities.
Tweeting in New York City
by German H. Alferez, courtesy Adventist Review
A data scientist brings sentiment analysis to an archive of New York City tweets to learn which areas of the city tend to tweet more positive or negative sentiments. He identifies four neighborhoods as good potential locations for Life Hope Centers, and reveals the potential that social media data analysis holds for urban work anywhere in the world. 2016.Read More
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."
Knight considers the church's rural beginnings and the challenge posed by Ellen White's insistence on the importance of reaching the cities. He looks at three historic stages in the development of the church's interest in cities, briefly examining missteps and looking at where we are now. 2016.Read More
Ted Wilson on Mission to the Cities
with Anthony Kent on Ministry in Motion
In this 2014 interview, Pastor Ted Wilson lays out a vision for "Mission to the Cities," a comprehensive worldwide effort of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to bring the gospel to every city in the world.Watch Video
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.”Read More