Below is a brief summary by Simon Murphy, a church planter we are privileged to work with in Singapore. Simon is currently pastoring Redemption Hill Church. Pictured: CTC Asia Director Jay Kyle with two Singaporean church leaders.
Just last week, October 14-15, CTC hosted its first Gospel in the City event for the region of Singapore. Participants gathered from a variety of churches and spent two days looking at some of our Gospel Ministry DNA.
Gospel in the City is typically a two-day (sometimes the duration is extended to a week or more) learning experience that exposes urban leaders to core principles on how the gospel changes hearts, communities, and cities. So far, CTC has held Gospel in the City events in Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Hong Kong and Johannesburg. Several more are slated in various cities over the next six months including Sydney, Seoul, Taipei, Tokyo, Mumbai, Manila, Kuala Lumpur.
For this training, CTC Asia Director Jay Kyle and CTC Associate Director Mark Reynolds conducted the training along with Rev. Peter Wang. In attendance were a combination of local Singaporean pastors and potential future planters. The sessions on grace renewal, city focus and contextualization were particularly helpful, with many being exposed to this ministry philosophy for the first time.
Being the first event of its nature in Singapore, Gospel in the City stimulated a lot of discussion as to how churches could apply the material in an Asian context. Lots of discussion was given to how a movement of gospel churches could grow in Singapore and beyond.
We are incredibly grateful to City to City Asia for organizing the event, for the trainers who flew a long way to be here, and to all who came to the event. The gospel is growing and bearing fruit all over the world