Serving on an urban ministry team is a seven-day exercise in leadership development with an emphasis on mercy ministry. It will equip your youth group, deacons or church leadership with a vision for racial reconciliation, ministry to the poor, and joy in worship in the heart of Chattanooga’s inner city.
We’ve all heard the statistics. Since the 1960s, inner-city neighborhoods across America have witnessed appalling heights in poverty, crime and drug use. At the same time they have seen jobs disappear, housing deteriorate, and basic services slip out of reach. Families are fractured, children drop out of school, and churches have left for the suburbs. This unspeakable decline in standard of living has left urban communities crying for help in a cloud of despair.
Yet we believe there is hope, for we know that lives are changed and communities transformed by the life and love of Jesus Christ. Hope for the Inner City serves in two ways:
As an Urban Ministry Team member, you will be exposed to community development, justice issues, racial reconciliation and sweat evangelism. Our prayer is that you will emerge from this experience with a clearer picture of urban poverty, a deeper love for the Lord Jesus, and a louder call to serve God’s kingdom.
Are you willing to watch, listen and learn? Then get ready for an adventure, and welcome to the inner city!