"Our intention for this summit is to equip church leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary for unique focus on the cities, and engage them in urban evangelism in Inter-America," said Pastor Samuel Telemaque, Adventist Mission coordinator for the church in Inter-America and organizer of the event.
It's about connecting and casting a vision for a church-planting movement in the urban areas, said Telemaque
"If we effectively evangelize big cities, then we can reach all types of ethnic groups and cultures," said Telemaque
That connection with the urban areas is one of broad goals sought after said Telemaque
At the close of the summit, Pastor Telemaque
challenged leaders to join the Adventist World Church global push to evangelize the large cities and strategize to implement urban plans and activities for church planting.
"We must strive to expand the influence of the church in the big cities," said Telemaque
"We have mastered how to reach the rural areas and we have to master how to impact the urban areas through mass campaigns, health summits, small groups, focus groups for upper class, and more."
"The Lord is calling us back to have a heart for the cities," Telemaque
Pastor Samuel Telemaque, Adventist Mission coordinator for the church in Inter-America challenges church leaders to implement urban mission strategies in the small and large cities in the territory during the recent Urban Ministries Summit held in Miami,