The best question for a church to ask itself is not “What is best for our church?”, but “What is best for our city?” But the sobering reality is that the focus of most local churches is inward, not out. The modern church has outsourced the poor and needy to governments and nonprofits.
It is time for us to step back up into our designated place at the table, and not only to come alongside those who serve the needs of our cities, but to help them in leading the charge.
Episode one of CityGENE laid out a theology of Earth. Episode two showed how God desires to reach cities. Now, episode three teaches how Geography Creates Mandate.