Vision

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.

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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."

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.

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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.

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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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Meet the Cities

with Gerson Santos, former director of the Global Mission Urban Center

This 2014 introduction to Mission to the Cities will take you quick trip to some of the world's largest urban areas--Lagos, Prague, Mexico City, Kinshasa, Moscow, Kiev, Luanda, Sydney, Buenos Aires, London, and Mumbai.

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In Sermon, in Demonstration, Seventh-day Adventists Urged Toward Urban Ministry

By Mark A. Kellner, News Editor, courtesy Adventist Review

“It’s time to move forward. It’s time to reach the millions living in the great cities of this world,” said Pastor Ted N.C. Wilson, General Conference president, in a Sabbath morning message about the need to do the “work of Enoch” in reaching metropolitan areas. This article reports on the 2013 Urban Mission Conference held at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

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