Introduction To Urban Mission

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Introduction To Urban Mission

  1. 1. Introduction to Urban Mission “For I have much people in this city.” Acts 18:10
  2. 2. Part I Perceptions, Barriers and Strategies
  3. 3. SURVEY
  4. 4. Definitions “City” “Inner City” A center of population, The older and more commerce, and culture; a populated and (usually) town of significant size poorer central section of a and importance. city.
  5. 5. Definitions “Urban” “Rural” Of, relating to, or located Of, relating to, or in a city; Characteristic characteristic of the of the city or city life. country.
  6. 6. Definitions “Ghetto” “Community” A section of a city A district or area with occupied by a minority distinctive group who live there characteristics. especially because of social, economic, or legal pressure.
  7. 7. Definitions “Downtown” “Suburb” The lower part or the A usually residential business center of a city area or community or town. outlying a city.
  8. 8. Definitions “Metropolis” “Cosmopolis” A major city, especially A large city inhabited by the chief city of a country people from many different countries. or region.
  9. 9. Definitions “Micro-ministry” “Macro-studies” Dealing with individuals A vast scope of and their needs in the city. investigation—sociology, anthropology, economics, Charles Van Engen, God So Loves the City, politics, etc. pp. 246 Charles Van Engen, God So Loves the City, pp. 246
  10. 10. PERCEPTIONS OF THE CITY
  11. 11. BARRIERS TO URBAN MISSION
  12. 12. A Major Hindrance Lack of co-operation between churches, and between church and para-church organisations, resulting in waste of limited resources. “Christian Witness to Large Cities,” Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, 1980
  13. 13. EXEGETING THE CITY
  14. 14. The Church at Corinth “For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.” Acts 18:10
  15. 15. What is God’s mission to the city?
  16. 16. The Mission of Christ “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Lk. 4:18-19
  17. 17. WHAT IS URBAN MISSION?
  18. 18. Urban mission is the evangelization of the city. Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization www.lausanne.org Evangelize (euangelizo): to bring good news
  19. 19. Can our cities be saved? “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” 2 Tim. 3:1
  20. 20. Group Activity: Mission Opportunities in the City “For a great door and effectual is open to me and there are many adversaries.” 1 Cor. 16:9
  21. 21. Conclusion: The needs in the city are indeed too big for one person or one congregation or organization. But praise God! He never intended for us to work alone! God is with us AND he has much people in the city.
  22. 22. Part II No Schism
  23. 23. Definitions “Koinonia” “God is faithful, by whom Communion, fellowship, ye were called unto the sharing in common fellowship (koinonia) of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Cor. 1:9
  24. 24. Definitions “Communion” “Fellowship” The act or an instance of The condition of sharing sharing, as of thoughts similar interests, ideals, or feelings. or experiences, as by reason of profession, religion, or nationality.
  25. 25. God’s Urban Mission Strategy: ONE BODY building ONE CHURCH for ONE CITY
  26. 26. An Ideal Relationship The ideal relationship for the world Christian community is one of interdependence with a recognized system for shared decision-making and resource allocation. Until that is resolved there will continue to be tensions and resource imbalances. Wilbert Shenk, Changing Frontiers of Mission, pp. 114
  27. 27. The Church at Rome “And the night following the Lord stood by him and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.” Acts 23:11
  28. 28. Can our body be healed? “And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.” 1 Cor. 12:26
  29. 29. Group Activity: Mission Partnerships in the City “For we are labourers together with God.” 1 Cor. 3:9
  30. 30. Conclusion: God gave us a diversity of members so that there would be no schism in the body (1 Cor. 12:25). Schism comes when we think we can do it alone, that we don’t need our other members to fully function.

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