Of course it is an over-simplification, but sometimes those are helpful. Here it goes:
Good urban ministry must be churches in the city, made up of residents of the city, proclaiming the gospel to the city, for the glory of God.
The above statement sounds simple enough, but it has a lot packed into it. Over the last couple of years, as I have been researching urban ministry, that statement has become my summary for good ministry in a city. Each phrase means something, and if you remove any one phrase, it stops being continue reading..