New York City is one of the key cities in fueling a gospel movement around the world. CTC's New York City team is actively developing a pipeline to support its vision to see the number of churches double and the body of Christ triple in New York City by 2026.
The Asia Pacific region experienced significant growth in 2017 with the number of churches planted more than doubling the number started in 2016. This is largely due to City to City Asia Pacific (CTCAP) implementing one of CTC’s core strategies—to not just train individual church planters, but to equip and empower local church networks that have the proximity and relationships to train a far greater number of church planters.
In 2017 CTC helped establish church planting projects in Istanbul, Beirut and Tel Aviv. These are the first CTC-supported projects in these cities. Some of the greatest opportunities and challenges for church planting are in African cities. The continent is full of metropolitan cities that are among the world’s largest and fastest growing, many of which will double in size in the next 20 years.
One Sunday a couple of years ago, I found myself at Trinity Grace Church. As I returned again and again, I felt God’s presence, but I would not embrace it. Then through a small group for skeptics, I saw how I was standing on a cliff, not knowing what was ahead, and yet needing to trust the outcome and jump.
Incredible things are happening in Korea. Next month, Tim Keller will be speaking to 2,000+ people at a City to City Korea conference, held in Seoul. Read more about the creation of City to City Korea, and how they are hoping to reshape the gospel message in one of the world's most churched nations.