Gospel in the City - Accra, Ghana

CitytoCityAfrica was in Accra, Ghana in November 2019 to present a two day Gospel in the City seminar. This eight session seminar explores some of the core concepts used by City to City.

Twelve pastors and church planters attended this meeting from six West African cities, came together to experience thoughts around City to City Africa’s DNA. The focus of the sessions were neither merely on doctrine nor on a specific model or application, but rather on equipping church planters to develop a gospel-centered and contextualized approach to ministry for their diverse contexts.

The aim of the event was to engage these church leaders and planters with the gospel, gospel-centered thinking and approach to doing ministry. It was also the aim to encourage the building of a network of gospel-centered pastors and ministries across the West African sub-Region. 

It was a real joy to see many people from different countries and different cities, networks and denominations connect with one another, some for the first time.



Gospel in the City Pretoria, South Africa

At the end of October, church planters and leaders from 6 countries, 10 key cities in Africa gathered for Gospel in the City, hosted in Pretoria, South Africa.

The time is a special opportunity to meet church planters, their leadership teams, pastors, network leaders and others. Many use it as a time of vision casting, team building and sharing lessons they have learned to start gospel-driven churches in their city.

“My expectations were blown away. I met brothers and sisters that just wanted to learn and listen from each other with the same ministry. The 2 days were filled with life changing power that will impact me for the rest of my life as a son, leader, husband and community member. The materials from the conference has been helpful on how to dream and live in the city as people called by God, but also how to serve and love the City.” - Y Kalinzang’oma



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Gospel in the City - Lilongwe, Malawi

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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!

 

Looking ahead!

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!