CITY TO CITY

PRIORITIZES THESE VALUES

 

GOSPEL
The gospel begins to have power in our lives when we grasp how radically different it is from both the moralism of religion and the relativism of modern culture. It gives us a love from God that is uniquely solid, sustained and unconditional because it’s not based on our performance. Yet, at the same time, the gospel humbles us at the realization of our sin and of Jesus’ costly love for us in spite of it all.

The gospel liberates us from the need to prove ourselves, from any guilt over the past, from an addicting over-dependence on things in the present, and it gives us infallible hope for the future.

CITY
For the first time in history, half of the world’s population lives in cities. By 2050, two-thirds of the human race will live, work, play, worship and raise families in an urban center. As cities become the fastest growing missions frontiers, cities must be a key missions priority.

Cities need churches:

  • Where the gospel is preached faithfully and lived out for the common good.
  • Where doctrine is Biblically sound and applied to the culture’s questions.
  • Where believers are edified and skeptics are welcomed.
  • Where disciples apply faith to their work and care for the poor.
  • That are rooted in tradition and collaborate with other churches.
MOVEMENT
The power of the gospel renews individuals, communities and cities. As God works in individual lives, they start loving their city. Leaders train leaders. Churches are started. Churches start more churches and launch networks. The Holy Spirit causes a movement that brings flourishing to more individuals, communities and cities. This is gospel renewal. And it leads to a movement.
North America needs thousands of churches started and revitalized through the good news of the gospel so that cities will be renewed through those churches.

As we prayerfully anticipate gospel renewal in our cities and prepare to be catalysts for this gospel movement, the Gospel and Our Cities: Chicago 2018 will speak practically on how churches in all regions can fellowship and collaborate in unity and will encourage and equip pastors, church planters, city leaders and you to share the gospel effectively.

GOD LOVES PEOPLE. GOD LOVES CITIES. HE HELPS US DO THE SAME. JOIN CITY TO CITY NORTH AMERICA IN PRAYING AND WORKING FOR GOSPEL MOVEMENTS IN THE CITIES OF NORTH AMERICA.

 

 

I WANT TO JOIN

The Gospel & Our Cities will explore themes such as…

Urban Ministry

Church Planting

Church Renewal

Chicago

Faith & Work

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of this conference?

To accelerate and support gospel movements in North American cities, and to officially launch City to City North America.

What is City to City North America?

A fellowship of leaders, churches, church-planting networks and denominational groups that will give priority to helping develop movements of the gospel in 70 leading cities across the U.S. and Canada. You can learn more at citytocitynorthamerica.com

What is City to City?

City to City, also called Redeemer City to City, helps leaders start new churches in global cities. City to City was co-founded and is chaired by Tim Keller. The team is based in New York City and is at work in the global cities of Africa, Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe.

City to City’s core competencies are urban church planting, leadership development and content creation.

To date, City to City has helped to start 495 new churches in 140 cities, served 57 church networks, trained 16,000+ new leaders in city ministry and evangelism and published (28) new resources to help recruit, empower, and develop these leaders.

All of this is done to see cities renewed by the gospel.

You can learn more at redeemercitytocity.com

What do you mean by the movement of the gospel?
The power of the gospel renews individuals, communities and cities. As God works in individual lives, they start loving their city. Leaders train leaders. Churches are started. Churches start more churches and launch networks. The Holy Spirit causes a movement that brings flourishing to more individuals, communities and cities.

Who is the conference for?
It is designed to encourage and equip pastors, church planters, city leaders, and the general public to minister the gospel effectively in their cities.

What do you hope to accomplish?
  • Develop vision for gospel movements in North American cities.
  • Introduce City to City North America (CTCNA) to churches and movement leaders in North American cities. We hope to connect church planters and church leaders to CTCNA’s vision, training and content.
  • Equip and encourage church planters.
  • Build Momentum for Together Chicago, a movement of Chicago civic and church leaders to renew the city with works of justice and mercy.
  • Give rise to regional fellowships of like-minded churches that we hope will strengthen churches, church leaders and church planting network leaders.

How is this different from other conferences?
City to City North America is uniquely prepared to equip men and women for ministry to the great cities of North America. The conference will focus primarily on loving the city, understanding the implications of the gospel for city ministry, and building gospel movements in cities.

Will I be allowed to take pictures or make recordings?
Attendees may be allowed to take pictures and record the session so long as it does not become a distraction to the overall program.

Where can I park?

Public Transit Directions

Red Line (daily, including Sundays) stops at Clark & Division, four blocks south of the church, about a ten-minute walk.

Brown Line (daily, including Sundays) and Purple Line (Monday-Friday only) stop at Sedgwick and North, two blocks west of the church, about an eight-minute walk.

CTA buses (All except the 156 offer daily service, including Sundays)
Clark Street: 22 Clark (owl service), 36 Broadway, 73 Armitage
North Avenue: 72 North or 151 Sheridan
LaSalle Street: 156 LaSalle

Divvy Bike station is available in front of the Chicago History Museum on Clark Street. 

Visit www.transitchicago.com or call 312.836.7000 for more information.

 

Parking Options

  • Piper’s Alley 
    230 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610
  • Moody Bible Institute 
    820 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago, IL 60610 
    250 free spots available, first come-first serve
    20-minute walk to the church
  • Street Parking 
    Pay with credit card or through Park Chicago

 

Driving Directions to Moody Church

The Moody Church is located at 1635 N. LaSalle Street, near the Chicago History Museum. Sometimes visitors mistakenly end up at the Moody Bible Institute which is a mile south of the church on LaSalle Boulevard.

If you are taking a cab, people have found it best to ask the driver to drop them at “The Moody Church at the corner of Clark Street and North Avenue.”

  • From the North: Take Lake Shore Drive South. Exit at LaSalle Street/North Avenue; keep right curving round Lincoln Park. At second traffic light (Clark Street) turn left. Church is adjacent to the BP and Shell gas stations.
  • From the Northwest: Take Kennedy (90/94) East. North Avenue East. Continue approximately 2 miles to LaSalle Street. Church is adjacent to the BP and Shell gas stations. Main Church entrance is on Clark Street.
  • From the West: Take Eisenhower (290) East. Follow signs to Lake Shore Drive North. Exit LaSalle/North Avenue; turn left at first traffic light (LaSalle). At third traffic light (Clark Street) turn left. Church is adjacent to the BP and Shell gas stations.
  • From the South: Take Dan Ryan (90/94) West. Follow signs to Lake Shore Drive North. Exit LaSalle Street/North Avenue; turn left at first traffic light (LaSalle). At third traffic light (Clark Street) turn left. Church is adjacent to the BP and Shell gas stations.
  • From the Southwest: Take Stevenson (55) North. Follow signs to Lake Shore Drive North. Exit LaSalle/North Avenue; turn left at first traffic light (LaSalle). At third traffic light (Clark Street) turn left. Church is adjacent to the BP and Shell gas stations.

Are their discounts or scholarships?
Yes, please email Tommy Lee at tommy@createpossible.com for group discounts or if you are in need of a scholarship.

Will CTC make money off this event?
No. We have set up our budget to meet conference expenditures, and keep the cost for conferences as low as possible. Any surplus of income will be used to help launch the next conference.

How were sponsors selected?
Sponsors were selected according to their interest in the gospel, the city, and compatibility with City to City’s theological vision.

How will this support church planting in North America?
We have designed this event to equip and motivate leaders for church planting. We hope that one of the outcomes will be renewed vision for and commitment to starting new churches across North America.

Where do I stay? Are there lodging discounts?
Yes, select hotels will be offering discounts for conference attendees. Please watch the accomodations page for details on participating vendors with discounts and special offers that will be forthcoming.

Can I get credit at my institution for attending?
At this time there is no credit available for attending the conference.

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