The Movement Day Congress will feature remarkable global leaders such as Richard Stearns of World Vision; Luis Palau of the Luis Palau Association;
Through consultations hosted during the last 15 years by The New York City Leadership Center (NYCLC)—and Concerts of Prayer Greater New York—for more than 10,000 leaders from 50 cities, it has been confirmed that cities all over the U.S. face many of the same spiritual and social issues. These issues include vast populations unreached by the gospel, profound poverty and an emerging youth population that is struggling to surpass the 50 percent high school graduation rate.
To address these critical issues, The NYCLC hosted the inaugural Movement Day event in September 2010, which was a significant success with more than 800 leaders attending from 34 cities and 14 nations. More than 1,000 leaders attended the second annual Movement Day in 2011. And it is anticipated that the 2012 event will exceed the previous one-day events as this effort gains momentum and excitement builds.
Mac Pier, president and visionary leader of The NYCLC and author of Consequential Leadership (InterVarsity Press 2012), said, “A ‘gospel movement’ is considered to be happening when the Christian population is growing faster than the general population in a city and/or region. We believe Movement Day can help make that happen by convening powerful ministry and community leaders to share innovative ideas and best practices and to advance collaborative partnerships across business sectors within multiple cities. The Apostle Paul set the pattern for us, because he most often went to the largest cities of his day to preach and teach. By following his example and delivering the same message of Christ as Paul did, we can transform the spiritual and social culture of U.S. cities and beyond.”
A gospel movement also encompasses the following elements, according to Pier:
• The integration of local churches reaching new individuals with the gospel
• Ministry and community leaders transforming the lives of youth, the poor and the marginalized
• Cultural leaders exercising their faith and influence in every sector of society
• Citywide networks emerging to mobilize, develop and connect these leaders
The NYCLC is excited to see major city leaders already working with “city teams” to accomplish the goals and visions of Movement Day. The NYCLC’s plan is for each city team to use the knowledge gained from convening with other global leaders and adapt it to their own cities’ contexts to reach the youth, poor and marginalized in their areas with the life-altering gospel of Christ.
Join Movement Day now by making your reservations to attend this one-day, cutting-edge gospel challenge. The Movement Day Congress is being hosted and designed by The NYCLC with Redeemer City to City. The American Bible Society is one of 22 national and regional Christian organizations that are co-sponsoring the event.
Movement Day is a leadership development initiative of The New York City Leadership Center founded by Dr. Mac Pier. Their vision is to become a model of Christian leaders impacting the spiritual and social climate of an urban center. Their mission is to exponentially increase the leadership effectiveness of ministry and marketplace leaders. Visit their website at www.NYCLeadership.com.
Movement Day NYC 2012
Hilton New York
Thursday, September 27, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.