10 2018

Growth and change at City to City

City to City (CTC) is a  ministry birthed out of Redeemer nearly twenty years ago, with a heart for equipping leaders around the world to start new churches. While City to City became a separate transdenominational movement agency in 2008, the close relationship with Redeemer remains. The Lord has been gracious and continues to raise up leaders around the world. New churches are being planted, and transdenominational networks of churches in cities are developing and working for the gospel flourishing of their city. Here are a few recent highlights:

  • City to City’s (CTC) Canadian regional affiliate hosted a team of global leaders in Vancouver to pray, dream and strategize for the future as we collectively long for the world’s cities to grow deep in the gospel. This Global Leadership Team (‘GLT”) is composed of ministry representatives from each of CTC’s regional affiliates, and selected CTC staff. 
  • While CTC’s has historically focused globally (as well as locally here in New York City), we are excited to officially launch City to City North America at the The Gospel & Our Cities conference in Chicago at Moody Church October 18-20. Long-time CTC leader Al Barth will be leading those efforts that will touch several US cities.
  • Over the last six months, our regional affiliate, City to City Asia Pacific, saw a transition in leadership from Curt Yeo to Guna Raman. Guna has been one of the regional leaders in Asia and is based in Singapore. After serving twenty-nine years as senior pastor of Agape Baptist Church, the church he founded, he made the transition to CEO of City to City Asia Pacific in September. Meanwhile, Curt Yeo, a native New Yorker, has joined CTC as Vice President of Global Field Operations and will serve our growing global affiliate networks that relate to us here in New York.
  • Stephan Pues, a pastor in Frankfurt, Germany, recently took the helm as head of City to City Europe. Tim Keller will be joining Stephan and hundreds of European pastors and leaders at an October conference in Krakow, which we are praying will be a catalyst for gospel movement throughout Europe.
  • Katherine Leary Alsdorf, founder of the Center for Faith and Work at Redeemer, has joined CTC in an interim part-time role to lead efforts to create a strategic plan around faith and work that serves CTCs vision and mission. 
  • Andres Garza, the head of City to City Latin America, and leaders in that region of the world are planning a May, 2019, conference in Brazil. Tim Keller will be speaking as part of this conference that will take place in two locations, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

To support the wonderful work going on in New York CIty and around the world, the CTC staff is growing and now has more than 50 part-time and full-time employees. 

As City to City continues to grow and serve regional affiliates and networks of leaders around the world, prayer is critical. Our vision is large as we pray that the Lord raises up tens of thousands of leaders in the global cities of the world that have a heart for their city and desire to start gospel centered churches. Our prayer is that millions come to know Jesus and love their cities into great change. Without prayer and God’s favor, our strategies, our plans and our actions will fail. Please come alongside us and pray.



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Articles in this Issue

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Tim Keller
 
Dubai: Why we are free to worship
Scott Zeller
 
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Madagascar Missions Trip 2018
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Growth and change at City to City