The Nations in the City
The nations have come to our cities. In a globalised world some of the best opportunities to fulfil the Great Commission are right on our doorstep.
Though globalisation may have brought much diversity, unity is now harder to come by.
Race riots, monument wars, and, within the church, critiques of ‘white evangelicalism’ are all deep seated threats to unity.
How does recapturing a Biblical theology of the city help us in these issues?
How can church plants seek to meet these challenges?
Are multi-ethnic plants practically possible?
How do we reconcile contextualisation with a desire to be heterogeneous?
These are some of the issues that ‘The Nations in the City’ conference will seek to grapple with as we hope for the day when ‘the Nations will come to your [Jerusalem’s] light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn’ (Isaiah 60:3).
Tope Koleoso is the Senior pastor of Jubilee Church London which is a multiracial church in the heart of London and meets in multiple locations. Tope serves on the UK Newfrontiers Apostolic team and is co-author of Hope Reborn. He is married to Kemi and they have two grown sons.
Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan and is also Chairman of Redeemer City to City, which starts new churches in New York and other global cities. For over twenty years he has led a diverse congregation of young professionals that has grown to a weekly attendance of over 5,000.
Efrem Buckle is one of the pastors at ecclesia (formerly Calvary Chapel South London CCSL). Efrem will be leading our afternoon session as well as participating in the panel discussion.
9.30 – 10.00am Coﬀee
10.00 – 10.10am Welcome
10.10 – 10.40am Bible exposition: Tope Koleoso
10.40 – 11.00am What is unique about City to City UK?
11.00 – 11.45am Tim Keller Session 1
11.45 – 12.00pm Coffee
12.00 – 12.45pm Tim Keller Session 2
12.45 – 1.15pm Lunch
1.15 – 2.00pm Panel Discussion
2.00 – 2.45pm Efrem Buckle
2.45 – 3.00pm Coffee
3.00 – 3.30pm Prayer
3.30 – 4.00pm Next Steps: Embracing diversity in your city