Movement Day to Transform Cities through the Gospel
NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ — A powerful gospel leadership movement is coming to New York City on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Known as “Movement Day,” this unique program is about “Leaders Changing Cities through Gospel Movements.” It connects ministry and city leaders in order to dynamically impact their city through the gospel. Movement Day seeks to gather city leaders to collaborate on best practices and models that can be replicated and adapted by leaders in major cities around the U.S. The vision is to see our cities, and ultimately our culture and the world, transformed with the gospel.
The Movement Day Congress will feature remarkable global leaders such as Richard Stearns of World Vision; Luis Palau of the Luis Palau Association; Ajith Fernando, formerly with Youth for Christ; and several others. This event promises to inspire and challenge leaders, churches and ministries to cultivate partnerships and share best practices to resolve some of the biggest issues facing our cities.
Through consultations hosted during the last 15 years by The New York City Leadership Center (NYCLC) — and Concerts of Prayer Greater New York — for more than 10,000 leaders from 50 cities, it has been confirmed that cities all over the U.S. face many of the same spiritual and social issues. These issues include vast populations unreached by the gospel, profound poverty and an emerging youth population that is struggling to surpass the 50 percent high school graduation rate.
NYCLC hosted the inaugural Movement Day in September 2010, a significant success with more than 800 leaders attending from 34 cities and 14 nations. More than 1,000 leaders attended the second annual Movement Day in 2011. The Movement Day Congress is being hosted and designed by The NYCLC with Redeemer City to City. The American Bible Society is one of 22 national and regional Christian organizations that are co-sponsoring the event.
Movement Day is a leadership development initiative of The New York City Leadership Center founded by Dr. Mac Pier. Their vision is to become a model of Christian leaders impacting the spiritual and social climate of an urban center. Their mission is to exponentially increase the leadership effectiveness of ministry and marketplace leaders. Visit their website at www.NYCLeadership.com.