Along your city streets, there are signs of hope pointing to God-given opportunities for spiritual and practical transformation. With the explosion of urban growth, cities today present exciting new directions for church and community leaders. Street Signs challenges Christians to recognize these opportunities and to build on what God is already doing in their cities.
Authors Ray Bakke and Jon Sharpe offer transferable models from consultations held in more than 200 world cities with church, business, government, and other leaders. This ministry-transforming guide will equip Christians to become volunteer consultants, bringing together church and city leaders to mobilize resources for urban renewal. Street Signs provides basic methodology, stories of how this is successfully being done all over the world, and practical how-to suggestions.
Ray Bakke is a gifted teacher, author and leader in the area of urban ministry. As Founder of International Urban Associates, he animated a network of more than 100 urban churches and missions leaders in many of the largest cities in the world. He is author of The Urban Christian InterVarsity Press, 1987, a groundbreaking book on urban ministry which has been translated into seven foreign languages. He holds a Diploma from Moody Bible Institute, a B.A. from Seattle Pacific College, a M.Div. from Trinity International University, and a D.Min. from McCormick Theological Seminary.
Jonathan L. Sharpe serves as the Academic Dean and Director of the doctoral programs at Bakke Graduate University. He also serves as a city facilitator for the Serve Seattle Envisioning Team. Sharpe is an ordained minister and has held positions including senior pastor, missions pastor, church planter, and church consultant. He holds a diploma from Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA, (B.A.), Special Studies, LAbri, Huemoz, Switzerland, Simpson University, Redding, CA (M.A.), Graduate Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate Studies, Tyndale Theological Seminary, (D.Min.), Asian Theological Seminary, Manila/Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, WA (joint degree)
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