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Cities: Missions’ New Frontier

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Baker Academic 2000

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Urban areas around the world continue to grow in population and influence, and demands on Christian ministries in cities are increasing. Effective urban ministry requires that pastors, missionaries, and church leaders understand modern, socially complex centers of population, culture, and political power. This second edition of Cities provides the insights needed to be an effective urban servant. Four new chapters have been added and the text has been updated throughout. Peppered with practical, experiential illustrations, Cities draws its biblical inspiration from the model of the Antiochan church in the Book of Acts. It provides foundations for the practice of urban mission and impresses upon hearts the vital importance of this field of ministry. End-of-chapter discussion questions are included.

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Key Features

  • Provides the insights needed to be an effective urban servant
  • Includes four new chapters and updated text
  • Draws its biblical inspiration from the model of the Antiochan church


  • The Urbanization of Our World
  • A Biblical Framework for Urban Missions
  • The Urban-Mission Movement in the New Testament
  • Antioch: A Biblical Model of Urban Church Development
  • Evangelism, Relief, and Development
  • The Ends of the Earth Have Come to Town
  • Barriers to Reaching Urban Ethnics
  • Goals of Urban Ethnic Evangelism
  • A Model of Church-Centered Ethnic Outreach
  • The Intersecting Veins of the City
  • Research: Matching Goals and Methods to Advance the Gospel
  • The Stages of Church Development
  • The Pros and Cons of Church Buildings
  • The Urban Poor in “Christian” America
  • Ministering to Street People
  • Children at Risk in Cities
  • Ministry in the Red-Light District
  • Ministry in Shantytowns
  • Raising a Family in the City by Choice
  • Pastoring in the City
  • Violence, Injustice, and Church-State Relationships

Praise for the Print Edition

Greenway and Monsma have provided the church with what I consider to be the best introductory volume to urban ministry. It is solidly biblical and comprehensive.

—Dr. Manuel Ortiz, professor of ministry and urban missions, Westminster Theological Seminary

Greenway and Monsma write more than a textbook on taking the Gospel to the urban centers of the world. Cities: Missions’ New Frontier encourages people to labor that the masses are reached with the glorious Gospel of Christ and his Kingdom built for his glory! This is a challenging, insightful, strategic, how-to, biblical book!

—Doug Nichols, International Director, Action International Ministries

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About the Authors

Timothy C. Tennent is professor of world missiology at Calvin Theological Seminary and the author or editor of 12 books on missions.

Timothy M. Monsma is director of Cities for Christ Worldwide.

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