One of the most encouraging developments in our day is church planting in global cities. My buddy Freddy Wyatt, for example, is planting the Gallery Church in Manhattan, a work that I love (featured recently in the New York Times). Aaron Coe of the North American Mission Board (Southern Baptist Convention) is doing high-level thinking and strategy in this area. The NETS program is targeting cities like Boston and major college campuses like Harvard and Dartmouth. How can a believer not be excited and moved to prayer by efforts like these?
Another hugely encouraging program is the City to City initiative connected with Redeemer Presbyterian Church and Tim Keller. This video gives you a feel for the CtC plant in Rome. Watch it, get inspired, and pray for efforts like this.
Or maybe you won’t just pray. Or maybe, like Keller and Freddy, you’ll discern that you yourself should do big things in joyful service to a great God. Maybe you’ll launch out into a global city, taking on the incredibly challenging and exciting work of bringing the gospel to dark places.