Together For the City: How Collaborative Church Planting Leads to Citywide Movements
:We need a bigger vision for the city. It's not enough to plant individual churches in isolation from each other. The spiritual need and opportunity of our cities is too big for any one church to meet alone. Pastors...
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:We need a bigger vision for the city. It's not enough to plant individual churches in isolation from each other. The spiritual need and opportunity of our cities is too big for any one church to meet alone. Pastors Neil Powell and John James contend that to truly transform a city, the gospel compels us to create localized, collaborative church planting movements. They share lessons learned and principles discovered from their experiences leading a successful citywide movement. The more willing we are to collaborate across denominations and networks, the more effectively we will reach our communities-whatever their size-for Jesus. Come discover what God can do in our cities when we work together.
Neil Powell is the author of biographies on George Crabbe, Benjamin Britten, and Kingsley and Martin Amis, as well as seven collections of poetry. He has contributed to numerous journals and newspapers, including "The Guardian" and "The Times Literary Supplement". Powell now lives in Aldeburgh, where Britten lived for the last thirty years of his life.
John James is the pastor of Crossway Church, Birmingham (UK) and the author of Renewal: Church Revitalisation along the Way of the Cross.
Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy. For over twenty-five years he has led a diverse congregation of young professionals that has grown to a weekly attendance of over 5,000.
He is also Chairman of Redeemer City to City, which starts new churches in New York and other global cities, and publishes books and resources for faith in an urban culture. In ten years they helped to launch over 250 churches in 48 cities. More recently, Dr. Keller's books - including the New York Times bestselling The Reason for God, The Prodigal God, and Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God - have sold over 1 million copies and been translated into 15 languages.
Tim was born in 1950, raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He previously served as the pastor of West Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Hopewell, Virginia, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and Director of Mercy Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America.
Tim and his wife Kathy have three adult sons.
- :foreword By Timothy Keller: A Bigger Vision
- Introduction: The Bigger Picture
- <strong>part I: Why And What</strong>
- 1. Vision
- 2. Beginnings
- 3. Movements
- <strong>part Ii: How</strong>
- 4. Core
- 5. Cause
- 6. Code
- 7. Collaboration
- <strong>part Iii: Who</strong>
- 8. Taking Part
- 9. Together Around The World