This report was sent to us from Sydney. Our special thanks to Fiona Smartt at CCIW for coordinating the event.
Almost 100 people gathered in the heart of the city of Sydney earlier this month (Nov 15-17) for Australia’s first Gospel in the City event.
Attendees travelled from all across Australia to attend the three day church planting and renewal conference exposing church leaders to what has been called Redeemer's Gospel Ministry DNA.
A combination of both current and potential future church planters and leaders came to hear City to City presenters Stephen Um and Tuck Bartholomew outline a vision for how the gospel shapes all of life, from the heart, to a church ministry, and to a movement across an entire city.
A highlight of the conference was the stimulating discussion generated by the rich diversity among the church pastors and leaders present. There were many fruitful conversations about applying the theological and practical principles of the Gospel DNA across diverse denominational contexts, different urban cities and a wide spectrum of cultures.
The conference concluded with a final dinner where 20 people gathered to discuss next steps for church planting in Sydney and beyond.
Gospel in the City Australia was hosted by three Sydney churches, Cornerstone Presbyterian Community Church, Christ Church Inner West Anglican Community, and St Philip’s York Street who have partnered with Redeemer City to City to grow a church planting movement amongst new and existing churches in Sydney.
We look forward with anticipation to see how, under God, this significant conference bears fruit in the months and years ahead.