Here’s 2 collaborative efforts with churches, ministries, and Christians, for networking team players to work together for city renewal:
1) Gospelmovements.org is a place for movement leaders to connect and share ideas, as well as a place of learning for those interested in initiating or joining a movement in their city. A Gospel Movement is a united, sustainable effort by churches and cultural leaders to transform their city by meeting critical needs and sharing the love and message of Jesus Christ. “it takes a movement to change a city”
2) Mission America Coalition started its cityreaching efforts in 1993:
“The mission of the City/Communities Ministries Team of the Mission America Coalition is to identify, connect, resource and empower gospel advancing leaders who prayerfully facilitate churches and ministries partnering for holistic evangelism, revival, and spiritual awakening. This vision engages leaders who collaborate with local congregations and ministries to proclaim and practice Christ for the Cities through a Prayer-Care-Share lifestyle.”
And LOVE2020 is the Mission America Coalition’s initiative for this — “We believe every person in America should be loved by at least one follower of Jesus from this day through 2020.”
LOVE2020 is a movement of thousands of Christians from every walk of life including national ministries, denominations, churches, ministry networks, marketplace and city/community ministries.
LOVE2020 is a call to followers of Jesus everywhere to be loving others by living a simple and powerful lifestyle of praying, caring and sharing the love of Jesus Christ with those around them in deed and word.
It is time for a great movement of godly love in the United States and beyond. It is time to commit to follow Jesus Christ unreservedly and to share His love in deed and word with every possible person.
Every person, young and old, in America should have the opportunity of being authentically loved by at least one committed follower of Jesus Christ by the yearend of 2020. Every person should know God loves and cares deeply for him or her.”
And, one more thing.
There’s one technology platform called Meet the Need that helps churches and charities find and connect resources with community needs:
There are tremendous inefficiencies today in how charities communicate needs to local churches and businesses (via emails, newsletters and phone calls), and how churches share needs with their members (via the pulpit and the bulletin). No technology vendor has brought modern tools to connect and mobilize cities to serve those in need – until Meet The Need. Meet The Need automates all of those communication processes and provides each church and charity with a single platform for managing volunteers, in-kind donations, families in need, events, drives, etc., saving money spent on purchasing and time spent learning all of those different systems.