It's Time

Mission to the Cities

[Silver Spring, MD] World church administrators adopted the document, “It’s Time—The Urgency of Urban Mission: Plans for Mission to the Cities,” at Annual Council, October 2013. All church entities, departments, and members are called to focus on urban mission because “more than half the global population lives in urban areas for the first time in human history. By 2050 it is expected that 70 percent of the world will live in cities.”

The Church (with its entities and members) is called to sacrificial sharing of means to respond to the challenge of urban evangelism. “We have a vital task to carry out, and we resolve to proclaim the message of the kingdom in every metropolis on earth—no matter the cost.”

Participating in urban mission will require careful attention to:

  1. Reaching the least-reached people groups within a city
  2. Participating in community services
  3. Encouraging personal witnessing
  4. Embracing health ministry
  5. Developing integrated media evangelism
  6. Empowering, equipping, and inspiring disciples for mission
  7. Establishing centers of influence
  8. Enhancing small group ministries
  9. Distributing literature
  10. Conducting public evangelism
  11. Developing relationships with public authorities

By 2050, 70% of the world will live in cities.



Women’s Ministries Respond to It’s Time

God’s desire for us is not merely physical healthy but also emotional health. Hopes for Hope and Healing is an eight-week small group study providing biblical principles of sound emotional health. Each lesson focuses on the emotional reactions of a biblical character to events in their lives. Their experiences help us cultivate emotional health and strength founded on faith. This resource not only benefits us, but those in our community whom we want to reach. As a tool for outreach and service, these lessons provide a bridge to the people in your community.


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