In July, CitytoCityAfrica was hosted in the beautiful city of Lilongwe for a two day Gospel in the City seminar. This eight session seminar explores some of the core concepts used by City to City.
Together with approximately 35 attendants from 5 cities, we took 2 days to think through City to City Africa’s DNA. Church planters and City to City staff from South Africa shared their experiences and insights. The focus of the sessions were neither merely on doctrine nor on a specific model or application, but rather on equipping planters to develop a gospel-centered and contextualized approach to ministry for their diverse contexts.
The aim of the event was manifold: to give people who are involved in church planting exposure to City to City resources, to encourage them in their ministry and to connect them with other planters in their region. The attendants of the seminar were from a variety of ministry situations: from seminary students considering church planting in the future, to start team members, experienced planters or regional directors for church planting. It was a real joy to see many people from the same country but different cities, networks and denominations connect with one another, some for the first time.
We are excited to see what might develop in Malawi amongst this network of likeminded servants of the gospel!
We hope to host other Gospel in the City events in Africa in the near future, be on the look out for one near you. If you are interested in planting a church and connecting to CTC Africa, look for a Gospel in the City event in a city near you!