We heard wonderful things about Movement Day in 2010 in New York City. This year I know of representatives who are planning to attend from Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston and Montreal. Although it is only a one-day event, the experience is for a lifetime.
Movement Day 2011
In the United States the largest 40 metropolitan regions represent 170 million people, more than 50% of the total census of the year 2000. In Metro New York City alone
21.5 million people represent 1 out of every 300 people on the planet.
In our large cities we face daunting spiritual and social challenges. These include vast unreached populations, profound poverty, and an emerging youth population struggling to
surpass the 50% graduation rate.
We believe it takes a movement of God’s Spirit and God’s People to transform a city. It takes collaborative leadership to initiate a Gospel Movement.
There Are Signs of Hope
In September 2009 research done in New York City indicated that the Christian population in center-city Manhattan had tripled in 20 years from 1% to 3%. Nearly 40% of all Christian churches have been started since 2001. This has been achieved through
a “movement” of church planting by multiple denominations. If this trend continues for the next 10-20 years it will have global consequences.
In the 2008-2009 school years, nearly 200 churches in New York City indicated a desire to begin a movement of adopting public schools for prayer and service. There is
potential to have churches adopt 50% of the 1,400 public schools in the next
Meanwhile, thousands of Christians in the business domain are awakening to their God-given role within their workplace, impacting their company environment and the
society around them for the sake of the kingdom of God on earth.
The objective of Movement Day is to:
- Convene leaders from across Greater New York and other large cities to hear the trends related to cities, urban ministry, and urban leadership from the best Christian thinkers; to
- Study the best models of urban gospel movements; and to
- Collaborate in new ways to reach and renew our metropolitan communities.
Movement Day is an invitation-only opportunity to be a part of an historic gathering of leaders learning from one another across our largest cities in North America.
Get all the details about “Movement Day” at the official website.