October event brings collaboration on ways to effectively renew critical metropolitan areas.
As president of The New York City Leadership Center, Mac Pier and his team seek to increase exponentially the leadership effectiveness of ministry and marketplace leaders. The vision of the Center is to become a model of Christian leaders impacting the spiritual and social climate of an urban center. Movement Day is focused on accelerating Christian leadership in the forty largest cities in the US and in influential cities globally in order to address spiritual and social issues facing marginalized peoples today.
Q: What do you hope to accomplish through Movement Day?
A: It’s a fact that most major cities face many of the same spiritual and social issues. These issues include vast populations unreached by the gospel, profound poverty and an emerging youth population that is struggling to surpass the 50 percent high school graduation rate. By challenging and activating Christian leaders in cities to step up and confront these issues collaboratively through a gospel movement we can transform the lives of marginalized peoples and ultimately change those cities and our entire culture for Christ.
Q: How would you actually define a “gospel movement”?
A: A gospel movement is considered to be happening when the Christian population is growing faster than the general population in a city and/or region. It also encompasses the following elements:
- The integration of local churches reaching new individuals with the gospel;
- Ministry and community leaders transforming the lives of youth, the poor and marginalized;
- Cultural leaders exercising their faith and influence in every sector of society; and
- Citywide networks that mobilize, develop and connect these leaders.
When all of these elements work together to make the gospel of grace, truth, mercy and justice visible and tangible, the kingdom of God will become more real in the life of each city. We believe Movement Day can help make that happen through the ministry, marketplace and community leaders in attendance.
Q: Why is Movement Day being held in New York City?
A: New York City is the most influential city in America. All of the social and spiritual issues that need to be addressed by a gospel movement can be experienced within its borders. A model that works in NYC can likely be adapted to work in any other large city in the US and, perhaps, the rest of the world.
Movement Day is a leadership development initiative of The New York City Leadership Center founded by Dr. Mac Pier. Their vision is to become a model of Christian leaders impacting the spiritual and social climate of an urban center. Their mission is to exponentially increase the leadership effectiveness of ministry and marketplace leaders. Visit their website at www.NYCLeadership.com.
Movement Day NYC 2013
Marriott Marquis New York
Thursday, October 10, 2013 * 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.