Urban Church Planting

Journey into a World of Depravity, Density, and Diversity

By Stephen M. Davis

Foreword by John P. Davis

Urban Church Planting

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  • ISBN: 9781532696169
  • Pages: 80
  • Publication Date: 11/12/2019
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Urban Church Planting

Journey into a World of Depravity, Density, and Diversity

By Stephen M. Davis

Foreword by John P. Davis

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781532696169
  • Pages: 80
  • Publication Date: 11/12/2019
  • Retail Price: $13.00
Web Price: $10.40
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About-

For the last couple decades, urban church planting has been all the rage. This has been a blessing for the city. This has also been a curse for many who sensed a call, saw a need, and left for a life of adventure, only to leave the city after a short time. Many left behind no church and live with memories of failure and frustration. They were eager, well-supported, not a little naive, and unprepared for life and ministry in the city.

Urban church planting is not for everyone. It is not more important than church planting elsewhere. But if you believe God has called you to urban ministry, read this book before you go. It is written by a city guy, freed from the romanticism often associated with planting churches in the city. If after reading this you still believe God is calling you to the city, then by all means go. If not, know that God can use you elsewhere.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“In his recent book, Urban Church Planting, Stephen Davis has taken thirty years of experience in church planting in many different cultural contexts and married them with ten years of ministry in the heart of Philadelphia to produce an easily accessible primer on urban church planting. It is a true blessing.”

—Brian Martin, senior pastor, Sonship Church, Brooklyn, New York



“Stephen Davis was starting a church in Philadelphia when I was a student pastor in a supporting church. Steve was going into the city when most were leaving it. The lessons shared in his book Urban Church Planting go far beyond any how-to manual on the subject. Anyone wanting to discover the stark realities of an urban church will find a welcome read.”

—Andrew Straubel, senior pastor, Windsor Chapel, Princeton, New Jersey



“Planting a church in the city is full of joy and full of sorrow. It is the narrow road. But God promises to build his church. And he promises us his presence. The gates of hell will not prevail! If you are called of God to make disciples in the urban context allow Steve Davis’s Urban Church Planting to be a guide.”

—William E. Turner Jr., pastor, Grace Chapel, Havertown, Pennsylvania

Contributors-

Stephen M. Davis
John P. Davis

Bio(s)-

Stephen M. Davis is a bi-vocational elder at Grace Church (gracechurchphilly.org), a multilingual church in Philadelphia he planted with his brother John in 2010. Steve and his wife Kathy have been engaged in church planting in the United States, France, and Romania since 1982. He earned a DMin in missiology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a PhD in intercultural studies from Columbia International University. Davis is the author of Crossing Cultures: Preparing Strangers for Ministry in Strange Places (Wipf & Stock, 2019).

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