NEW YORK — Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, spoke at the fourth annual Movement Day gathering and told nearly 2,000 pastors, ministry and community leaders, and professionals in attendance that "every Christian is a burning bush, every Christian is a Mount Sinai."
Using the Acts 2 narrative of Pentecost, Keller spoke on the subject of movements, calling the birth of the Church the greatest movement in history.
Below are 10 excerpts from Keller's remarks on Movement Day 2013, a conference that brought together Christians from more than 300 U.S. cities and 30 countries around the world to help catalyze "leaders changing cities through Gospel moments." more >>
Speaking to a room of hundreds of Christian urban and community development leaders, Christian evangelist Luis Palau stressed that works done on the city's behalf must including sharing the Gospel.
"Together with serving you've got to proclaim the good news because if you don't verbalize the gospel they may read the service wrong. You've got to tell them why you're doing it and share the love of Christ," said Palau.
Palau's comments came as part of the fourth annual Movement Day in New York City, a conference aimed at bringing together pastors and community leaders specifically aiming to working for the betterment of their city. more >>
NEW YORK — Nearly 2,000 Christian pastors, ministry and community leaders, and professionals from across the U.S. and around the world gathered Thursday at New York City's Marriott Marquis for the fourth annual Movement Day to strategize, network and learn how to better serve their cities and reach people with the Gospel.
Movement Day, developed by the Rev. Dr. McKenzie "Mac" Pier, founder and CEO of The New York City Leadership Center, heard from the likes of Redeemer Presbyterian Pastor Tim Keller, urban leader and community development pioneer Ray Bakke, evangelist Luis Palau, Christian Cultural Center Pastor A.R. Bernard, and others about their experiences as church leaders in urban areas.
Below are some brief remarks from leaders and organizers who shared their visions, agendas and thoughts about churches in the city. more >>
Movement Day, the brainchild of New York City Leadership Center and Redeemer City-to-City, seeks to bring Christian leaders to inspire and challenge one other as they figure out how to live life and lead in an urban context. The Christian Post is highlighting five leaders, who will be presenting at the conference in New York City today whose work has or is already doing just that.
1. Katherine Alsdorf - Twitter
Alsdorf founded the Center for Faith and Work (CFW) or "cultural renewal arm" of the New York City-based Redeemer Presbyterian Church in 2002 and served as its Executive Director for the next 10 years. more >>
The subject of discipleship took center stage on the first day of the Exponential West conference hosted at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., where 2,000 church planting leaders onsite were treated on Tuesday to the first 10 of 27 speakers planned for the 3-day event.
Saddleback's own Pastor Rick Warren led a mid-day session on the topic of making disciples, along with pastors Robert Coleman and Ray Chang. Other speakers on Tuesday included Jim Putman, Derwin Gray, Obed Martinez, Shawn Mitchell, Alan Hirsch, Debra Hirsch, and Larry Osborne.
Warren said that although not always practiced among Christian leaders, being a servant such as the example Jesus Christ set is the key to making good disciples. He pointed out that the term "servant leader" is an unnecessary one. more >>
Liquid Church, a New Jersey-based, youth-driven congregation merged with a nearly 200-year-old church last Sunday after membership at Mountainside Chapel began to decline and could no longer afford to maintain its $4-million site.
Under the merge, Mountainside Chapel, founded in 1821, gifted their property to Liquid Church to take over and "rebirth" the church for its community.
"In the last chapter of their ministry life, their congregation size had dwindled. In a courageous and forward thinking manner, the leadership of that ministry reached out to Liquid Church to discuss possibilities of a future together," said Kenny Jahng, media and innovation pastor for Liquid. "This came out of the blue for us, as a permanent location was not a part of our core strategy for how we carried out Sunday worship services and ministry." more >>