Look closer. There are signs of hope in your city. Along your city streets, there are signs of hope pointing to God-given opportunities for spiritual and practical transformation. With the explosion of urban growth, cities today present exciting new directions for church and community leaders. Street Signs challenges Christians to recognize these new opportunities and to build on what God is already doing in their cities. Authors Ray Bakke and Jon Sharpe offer transferable models from consultations held in more than 200 world cities with church, business, government, and other leaders. This ministry-transforming guide will equip Christians to become volunteer consultants, bringing together church and city leaders to mobilize resources for urban renewal. Street Signs provides basic methodology, stories of how this is successfully being done all over the world, and practical how-to suggestions. Get ready. God is already on the streets. About the Authors Ray Bakke is world-renowned as a minister and educator who has devoted his life to helping the church love the cities as God loves them. Cities and students all over the world have benefited from his mentoring. Bakke is author of two urban ministry classics: The Urban Christian and A Theology as Big as the City. He is also author of The Expanded Mission of City Center Churches and A Biblical Word for an Urban World. Bakke is chair of the Board of Regents and teaches urban ministry at Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, Washington. He is also founder and executive director of International Urban Associates, an organization that provides resources to urban churches. Jon Sharpe serves as professor of global urban mission and director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Bakke Graduate University. He is an ordained minister and has been a church planter, missions pastor, and a senior pastor in three urban churches. He facilitates city leadership consultations and citywide ministry summits and consults with churches, faith-based organizations, and denominations.
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