Adventist Urban Congress Spotlights New Ministries
At least 160 people participated in the Adventist Urban Congress that concludes on Friday, July 27, in Huntsville, Alabama. In addition to North America and Bermuda, participants came from Holland, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, and Germany.
The German couple was celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary. Sales of the Center’s newest resource Ministry in Metropolis were steady since the book contains both a history of outreach to metropolitan areas and case studies and suggested strategies for establishing new ministries to meet a variety of needs.
The magnitude of the challenge is enormous, including the need for people to better understand that about 80% of U.S. and European populations are concentrated in metropolitan areas—many of which have been transformed from sleepy little villages into complex communities. For example, Hagerstown, Maryland, is perceived by many as a country setting, yet more than 250,000 people now live in that area, with many of them commuting to Baltimore and Washington, DC, for work.
INNOVATIONewsletter, July 26, 2007, The Center for Creative Ministry