“We know America is changing … so ‘urban’ takes on a different meaning than it has in the past. ‘Urban’ is about reaching people in the city regardless of what they look like on the outside,” says Foursquare Pastor Huey Hudson in this Studio session, recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2015 in Anaheim, Calif.
Huey makes this statement during an introduction for Maurice Gholston, a Foursquare pastor who has been active as an urban missionary in our movement’s Global Cities Strategy. His city, Detroit, has seen massive socioeconomic upheaval in the past decades; but rather than seeing defeat, Maurice sees opportunity.
Perhaps you have been curious about Foursquare’s focus on major urban centers in the U.S. and beyond. Or maybe you are already serving in an urban context and would value some solidarity and shared ideas with people serving in a similar context.
Whether you’re fighting in the same trenches, or looking to learn cross-contextually, Maurice has a lot to share about witnessing to the city through simple compassion, providing opportunities for the broken, and engaging the city through Business As Mission.
How can we identify the core needs and concerns of people in the city?
How can we identify the “giants”—the core needs and concerns of people—in the city? And what initiatives can we start to be a beacon, a light in a dark world? These are the questions to wrestle with for your own city as Maurice shares.
To see more from Connection 2015, click here.