How will you respond to the exploding growth of today's cities? Explore the exciting challenges---and opportunities---that multiculturalism presents for 21st-century Christian churches! Offering seasoned insights and practical tools, this 10-week multimedia study will help equip your congregation to reach out to increasingly diverse global communities within modern urban centers. Includes three DVDs and an interactive workbook with leader's guide.
City Signals Leader Kit examines the exploding growth and the prominence of global cities in our world through the DVDs featuring world-renowned minister and educator Ray Bakke. Adding the DVDs to a study of Brad Smith?'s book by the same title, an individual or a group will understand the theology, principles, and practice of global urban ministry and study urban themes in church history.
is world renowned as a minister and educator devoted to helping the church love the cities as God loves them. Bakke is author of Street Signs
: A New Direction in Urban Ministry
and two urban ministry classics: The Urban Christian
and A Theology as Big as the City
. He is also author of The Expanded Mission of City Center Churches
and A Biblical Word for an Urban World
. Bakke has worked with a network of more than 100 urban-based church and missions leaders in many of the largest cities of the world. Currently Bakke is the chancellor for global urban ministry at Bakke Graduate University of Ministry. Brad Smith
serves as president of Bakke Graduate University (BGU) of Ministry. Prior to joining BGU, he served as president/CEOwith the Leadership Network, an organization focused on church health and innovation. He is the founding pastor of Kessler Community Church, located in a racially diverse, urban neighborhood in Dallas. He was a founder for the Center for Christian Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary and was responsible for developing spiritual formation and leadership programs. He and his wife, Debby, have three children.
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