Meet some of the leaders behind city movements. Hear stories of what’s possible. Be reminded of the bigger story.
Characteristics of Leaders Who Turn the World Upside Down
“Pastors Don’t Graduate Past the Gospel.”
“I wanted all the lame Christians to come to my church.”
(Part I) Josh White—Pastors Door of Hope in Portland, Oregon. We hear how Josh went from imitating Ziggy Stardust as a traveling musician to pastoring a church in Portland. He first heard he could preach when he was touring with his band. Now he leads a church that is raising the evangelistic temperature in a post-Christian city.
52 School Partnerships Thrive with Church as Anchor
Artie Padilla believes that if Every Neighborhood Partnership ceased to exist, most of the 52 neighborhood school partnership would continue to thrive because ENP has trained the church how to develop sustainable partnerships. Draw best practices for community development from Artie’s 15+ years leading in Fresno, California.
The Many Hats of City Gospel Movement Leaders
Ross Chapman leads the city gospel movement in Evansville, Indiana. He started the role without a job description and has worn many unexpected hats. He’s been a matchmaker, film producer and brand champion. Hear how Ross believes each of these roles has been integral in leading Kingdom work in his city.
Is the road to city transformation through the marketplace?
Chuck Proudfit worked for 10 years to see pastors gather to discuss how their congregations are the church in the working world. He’s committed to seeing this conversation furthered. Chuck dreams of the day when all 350,000 working Christians in Cincinnati are working as an expression of their faith. He believes this would change not only the marketplace, but the entire city.
Those Who Listen Become Leaders
Ross Chapman left his dream job to lead city transformation in his hometown of Evansville, Indiana. He began by meeting with leaders from every sphere of culture to simply listen to their stories and understand their hopes for Evansville. 200 meetings later, he says he’s still learning.
Unfulfilled Harvard Grad Starts Marketplace Ministry
Chuck Proudfit founded, At Work on Purpose, a citywide marketplace ministry in Cincinnati, Ohio. Find out who told this Harvard grad that he was flushing his career down the drain, and how he responded.
Church unity was his dream. They thought he was crazy.
Milan Homola and Anna Johnson represent Compassion Connect, an organization bringing churches together to love their neighborhoods. Listen as they share what motivated them to pursue church unity even though people thought it was a weird idea, and what calligraphy has to do with anti-trafficking.
Sharing the Gospel with Those Who Don’t Want to Listen (Sean DUNN)
How do you reach a generation that doesn’t want to be in the same room with you? Sean Dunn, Founder of Groundwire, is using technology and his 30 years in youth ministry to share the love of Jesus with those who thought they didn’t want to hear.
Pray. Then Become the Answer. (Dr. John Fuder Part II)
“Doc” Says Chicago is More Unified than Ever (Dr. John Fuder Part I)
Emmanuel Kwizera – Nairobi, Kenya
Emmanuel Kwizera (leader of African Enterprise) shares how Africa can no longer be known for being the recipient of foreign missionaries. Emmanuel says this new Africa is marked by bold, locally-owned evangelism efforts.
Rob Kelly – Charlotte, NC (Part II)
Rob Kelly – Charlotte, NC (Part I)
If you love theology, you’ll love Rob Kelly (leader of For Charlotte). As a prior pastor, Rob exudes a passion for knowing Scripture, but has found his sweet spot in helping leaders live out their beliefs so that their city is forever changed.
Introducing our Podcast Partner Host, Daryl Crouch
Meet our partner host for the podcast! Pastor, friend, learner, and city gospel movement partner. Drum roll, please…