Listening to the Cry of the Cities:

Leadership for the Cities

AD 2000 Cities Network Vision

I. Vision Within Each City

Mobilize city leadership teams to bring healing and renewal to the city through reconciliation, evangelism, transformation.

II. Inter-City and Regional Vision

Network the global church to mobilize God's resources to the least evangelized cities.

Listen to the Cry of the Cities

Sam Kamaleson, India (residing in U.S.A.)
Chairman, AD 2000 Cities Track
Vice President at Large, World Vision

The growth of the city is the phenomenon of the century. Urban peoples are in quest. Hence, they are nomadic and mostly, responsive. There is great innovativeness in the many forms of ministries exercised within the city.

These are five models from the Bible:

Jesus sets the pattern for evangelism and holistic engagement through compassion. Then He speaks about the necessity of learning to sit at His feet and listen. He teaches about the capacity of the midnight mediator to listen to the knock of the door. He stresses this two-way listening before provision for transformation in the persona and ministry of the Holy Spirit can be effectively received.

The Idea of the AD 2000 Cities Network

Viv Grigg, New Zealand
Coordinator, AD 2000 Cities Track
International Director, Urban Leadership Foundation

A Story: From Love of the Poor to the Leaders of the City

Jackie Pullinger
Hong Kong Director, St Stephen's Society, Hang Fook Camp
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor." (Luke 4:18)

A Partnering Project & The Adopt-A-City Process

Michael Little, U.S.A.
Chairman, Praying Through the Gateway Cities of the 10/40 Window
President, Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN)

Praying Through the Window project (video)

Helpful Resources:

City Strategy Manual
AD 2000 Cities Network, Urban Leadership, P.O. Box 48-089. Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, New Zealand or 127 N. Madison Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA. (US $25 incl. postage).
Praying Through the 100 Gateway Cities
C.I.N., 11025 State Highway 83, Colorado Springs, CO 80921, USA. Phone [1] (719) 522-1040, Fax [1] (719) 548-9000
Brigada Cities Forum
An E-mail forum linking cities researchers via the Internet. Contact Owner-Brigada-Cities@XC.Org
Discipling the City
2nd ed. Roger Greenway ed., Baker Book House: Grand Rapids. A comprehensive collection of issues in reaching cities.
Companion to the Poor and Cry of the Urban Poor
By Viv Grigg, MARC, Monrovia, CA. On establishing churches in the urban slums of Asia and Latin America.