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.
What is the Mission America Coalition?
The Mission America Coalition (MAC) is an unprecedented Coalition of Christian leaders who have prayerfully come together to mobilize the Church for praying, caring and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in deed and word. Since its inception, leaders from 81 denominations, over 350 ministries and dozens of ministry networks have been involved in the Coalition. Our Mission Statement is: “The Whole Church taking the Whole Gospel to the Whole Nation – and to the World!” And, our belief statement is The Lausanne Covenant, written and adopted by 2,300 evangelicals at the International Congress on World Evangelization in Lausanne, Switzerland
What is Cityreaching?
Cityreaching simply is the activity of individual Christians, congregations and servant ministries collaborating under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, serving together in their cities, communities or counties to demonstrate and declare the message of Jesus Christ through a lifestyle practice of praying-caring-sharing that “reaches” or “transforms” or “impacts” every man, woman and young person and sector of society with the gospel of God.
What is the Biblical Foundation for Cityreaching
A case study of Acts 13-19 will show that “reaching the city-dwellers” with the gospel would and could eventually mean that nations would be reached with the gospel and the world! There were several continents represented by the citizens of Antioch (Asia, Africa, Europe, etc.) and of course the same was ever so true for the city of Rome. Paul understood that “if all roads led to Rome, then all roads also led away from Rome”. If the church could reach every person in Rome with the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ (by planting local churches through evangelism and discipleship), then from the City(s) the nations would be reached with God’s good news: God loves the world and wants each person and every place to be blessed. See cityreaching articles
How is Cityreaching a New Paradigm for Evangelism?
Cityreaching is not so much a new paradigm as it is a renewed focus on what the early church did to expand the gospel to the whole world by reaching the world-ethnic groups that came to urban centers and went out from urban centers to their respective countries. The Apostle Paul understood that reaching individuals (through evangelism and discipleship) from different nations in a city context would result in those individuals being used of the Holy Spirit to reach their cities or communities in their home nation when they returned.
How Can I Get Involved in Cityreaching?
We Are Already Doing Cityreaching
Great! We want to connect with you and also connect your city with other cityreaching movements. Make sure you sign up for our cityreaching emails (invite others from your movement to sign up also.) Look around our website, consider attending a National City Impact Roundatable, and join the Mission America Coalition – it’s free! Look under the Connect menu above, and/or email: firstname.lastname@example.org