Message from Craig Sider
As we navigate the complexities of COVID-19 as followers of Jesus and as those who work for the flourishing of cities, we have a unique opportunity to model the love and peace of Jesus while we care for our communities and those most vulnerable.
A Message from Mac Pier
I have been reflecting on the similarities between the COVID-19 virus impact and the days after 9/11. The sense of being both overwhelmed and helpless permeate these moments. Every day the pandemic spreads there is an accompanying sense of dread.
Movement Day Australia Update
In spite of the cancellation of Australia’s Movement Day National Gathering, see how the unity of Christ across Australia is coming together in remarkable ways to love, support and pray for their country. At times like this, we are all one, and we can learn from each other.
COVID-19: Background & Additional Key Resources
For background and the most up-to-date information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 website: HERE
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
A Call To Prayer During A City Crisis
In 1857 there were 30,000 men idle in the streets of New York. Drunkenness was rampant. The nation was divided over the issue of slavery.
In the context of these economic, moral, and political crises God raised up a praying businessman Jeremiah Lanphier. Lanphier had been assigned by his consistory to go door to door to invite people to church to increase attendance. Those efforts failed miserably.