CityGENE Videos Challenge Status Quo of Christian Ministry

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By: Transforming the Bay with Christ

CityGENE is an original, 4 part docu-series laying out the teachings of Pastor Roger Valci of Valley Christian Center in Dublin, CA as illustrated by 4 unique stories of pastors around the San Francisco Bay Area. This provocative series challenges the status quo of typical Christian ministry and artfully paints a picture of a bigger purpose for church leaders.

Each 15 minute video comes with a study guide for personal or group reflection.

Watch the trailer here.

CityGENE Official Trailer from Paradigm Films on Vimeo.


Episode 1: Theology of Earth

A theology of heaven is about tomorrow and reward. A theology of earth is about today and sacrifice. Cities are central to God’s redemptive strategy. Most of the biblical stories are about God calling individuals from one place to a work in another.

Saying YES to Jesus enters us into a Global Movement of praying for and reaching our cities.

Episode 2: The City Matters

Help us hear the cries no one else is hearing, see the hurts no one else is seeing, and care about those for whom no one else is caring. According to the Bible there is a strong connection between the people of God and the city. In the Bible, God is not just trying to reach individuals, He is trying to reach cities.

Cities are essential characters in the story of what God is doing. He is asking us, “Should you not have concern for this great city?”

Episode 3: Geography Creates Mandate

Is somebody from the church contributing to the conversation and to the answers of what’s going on in our cities?

It doesn’t take much reading of scripture to realize that there is a mandate from God to care for those in difficult situations. And yet the modern church has outsourced the poor and needy to non-profits and government.

Episode 4: Two Congregations

God is already at work in every city. Will you join him and reach those that will never find themselves on a church property?

Most churches require people to come to them if they want to be a part. We essentially say, “if you want to be part of our movement, come to this place. But Jesus said, “Go!”.

Is He suggesting that to be church we have to leave the sacred and safe spot of our local churches and go into the city?

View all of the episodes and study guides here.

About the Author

Transforming the Bay with Christ (TBC) is working to catalyze a holistic gospel movement in the Bay Area that results in spiritual and societal transformation. TBC believes that spiritual transformation is the result of an increasing number of people loving God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength and societal transformation is the result of an increasing number of people loving their neighbor as themselves. TBC desires to see every person in the Bay Area thrive and flourish--in body, soul, and spirit by living life as God intended it.

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