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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"It's Time!"

By Ted N.C. Wilson, courtesy Adventist Review

In his message at the 2013 Urban Ministry Conference, Pastor Ted Wilson urged the church to reach the cities, saying "It’s time to diligently seek God and His plans for reaching the millions in the urban centers of the world. It’s time to spend focused attention together, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, planning soul winning strategy for the large cities of this globe." Read his entire message here.

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"Enter Cities" for Mission, Ng Urges at Urban Mission Conference

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

“While Ellen G. White is emphatic about the evils of city living, she is equally emphatic about the critical need for urban missions.” G.T. Ng said in a 2013 plenary address to delegates at the movement's Urban Mission Conference. . .

Ng urged that the church needs to resolve its “love/hate” relationship with cities and with urban ministry. Many Seventh-day Adventists point to Ellen White statements about the perils of urban environments, but Ng reminded the audience of 200 leaders that White spent decades urging Adventist leadership and laity to enter urban areas in order to perform evangelistic work.

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Statistics Reveal Massive Adventist Missions Challenge, Leaders Say

By Mark A. Kellner, news editor, courtesy Adventist Review

Although the Seventh-day Adventist Church has reduced its ratio to world population from 1 in 360,000 at the movement’s founding to 1 in 396 today, massive outreach challenges remain in many countries of the Middle East, East and Southeast Asia, church officials were told Sept. 29, 2013, during the movement’s Urban Mission Conference ongoing at the Silver Spring, Maryland, headquarters.

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NY 13: Mission to the Cities

with Pastors Ted Wilson, Jerry Page and Gerson Santos

The NY13 initiative focused attention and effort on reaching the population of iconic New York City. It included a program called "One Year in Mission," which brought youth from fourteen regions of the world to learn how to do urban evangelism, and then sent them back to work in the major cities of their home countries.

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