WE SEEK JESUS TOGETHER BY LIVING AND SERVING AMONG THE URBAN POOR.
WHO WE ARE
OUR CORE VALUES
WE CREATE CHURCHES THAT TRANSFORM THEIR URBAN POOR COMMUNITIES.
WHAT WE DO
Over the past century hundreds of millions of rural poor people have migrated to the world’s cities in search of a better life. Few find it.
Today over one billion people live in desperate conditions in urban slums and squatter settlements, frequently without the basic necessities of life, much less the freedom and joy of the good news of Jesus.
One out of every eight people in the world today lives in an urban slum, with very few churches among them.
Establish churches that flow from the organic life of the local Christian community
Gather & equip leaders to identify assets & resources that meet local needs
Partner with & work under indigenous leaders toward kingdom transformation
Build strong relationships that proclaim the Good News & develop life-long followers of Jesus
Encourage creative & practical strategies that address local needs in a contextual & sustainable way
We use church planting and community organizing to transform urban poor communities.
THE NINE SIGNS
of a transforming community
What are some markers of an urban poor community changing in positive, sustainable ways?
We have learned to look for and work toward these nine signs in our international work:
Wealth at the Bottom
Breakthrough to Freedom
Health for All
Systems that Work
Beauty and Creativity
Reproducing, Transformational Communities of Jesus-Followers
A transforming community has many groups of people who are worshipping Jesus, studying the Word, serving one another, praying, inviting others into relationship with Jesus, discipling others, developing leaders, becoming change agents in their own community, and planting new communities that do the same.
People are freed from the mentality that they are powerless and insignificant in the world. This reinforces the fact that all healthy transformation is inspired and sustained by God's power at work.
WE ARE WITH OVER ONE BILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN THE WORLD'S URBAN SLUMS & INNER CITIES.