Apr 04, 2017
Reaching College Students in Urban Contexts
Andy Norris (Salt Company – Ames, IA)
Timothy Rhee (Gracepoint Church – Minneapolis, MN)
David Mirck (La Chapelle – Montreal, QC)
Cities are at the forefront of art, culture, finance, government, and innovation, and they are growing faster than ever. Universities in urban contexts present a unique challenge and opportunity to impact the influencers of the world with the gospel.
- Advantages of planting in an urban context include diversity in the congregation, and the opportunity for students to get jobs in the city post-graduation and continue to serve in the ministry.
- “The next generation is in the city, and the world is in the city.”
- “Taking care of the poor and the weary is the best way for a church plant to show the city that you’re their for them – not just to fill your church.”
- There is a unique openness to new ideas, including the gospel, in urban settings and on campus.
Questions to consider:
- Does your church reflect the diversity of your city?
- In what ways can your church love the city through ministries of mercy?
- Back to campus
- best idea ever
- bible study
- campus administration
- church planting
- community college
- equipping students
- grad students
- International Students
- leadership development
- Local Church
- multigenerational church
- Para Church
- peyton jones
- small groups
- student leaders
- summer project
- virtual assistant
- worship service