Today's cities are microcosms of the world, with nations represented in every neighborhood. How do these demographics impact outreach? With this 10-week interactive study, you'll explore the prominence of global cities; review urban themes in church history; and examine the theology, principles, and practice of metropolitan ministry. Includes a facilitator's guide for group use. 208 pages, softcover from New Hope.
Whether you work with the urban poor or the urban powerful; volunteer in a ghetto; work as CEO of a business; live in the hood; or focus your ministry on a few people, a neighborhood, or a city to transform the social structure of society this study will give you new ideas and tools to pursue your calling.
Brad Smith serves as president of Bakke Graduate University (BGU) of Ministry. Prior to joining BGU, he served as president/CEO for the Leadership Network, a private operation foundation focused on church health and innovation. He is the founding pastor of Kessler Community Church, a church located in a racially diverse, urban neighborhood in Dallas. He was part of the founding team of the Center for Christian Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary and was responsible for developing spiritual formation and leadership programs. Working with the Center for Non-Profit Management, he has consulted with nonprofit agencies in Dallas. His experience also includes consultations with Fortune 100 companies and national Christian ministries in the area of team building and leadership development. He and his wife, Debby, have three children.
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