Specialist in bringing regeneration and change. Inspirer for christian and church. Pacer; in shaping God’s Kingdom here and now.

A missional movement

There is a small, but steadily growing innovative missional movement emerging in urban places.

It is a grassroots movement; people involved are moving to vulnerable neighborhoods and connect with their neighbors. Others start Business as Mission-type initiatives, or lead fellow church members into a change; they are getting involved in a meaningful ways with their neighborhoods.

In the blogs and articles on this page you find more stories.

God in the city, eBook

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In God in the City I’m describing key theological ingredients of this emerging missionary movement, while the diverse stories of urban missionaries give a face to the movement.

Order the eBook here

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God in the City available as eBook!

Do you want to be influential in your city? But wonder how? Want to know how God is at work in an urban context? You'll get inspired, get ideas and be encouraged by reading 'God in the City'! On Amazon available for $8,- What other say about God in the City: WHAT DO OTHERS SAY? “Mission is popularly understood as going out from the church but this book suggests that effective mission in cities is

Can we re-write laws?

Sharon Stone: ‘We don’t have to twist arms; people know what is right. Truth has authority’ Can we re-write laws? The Mayor of the town turned to her, and asked, “Sharon, what can you do for me?” Churches had gathered that day. The mayor continued and told about the problems with migrants, prisons, youth. “That day I realized that we as churches hadn’t done our homework,” recalls Sharon Stone. “As church leaders we inspire, but

Is social justice on the church agenda?

Antonie Fountain (32) and George Verwer (73) discuss social justice issues At Call2All  A conference on mission in Europe. "Social justice is more than a good deed - it's at the heart of mission, because it's at the heart of God" (George Verwer) “Justice is not on the church agenda,” says Antonie Fountain, while looking at the few people that joined his ‘sphere track’ on social justice. The four of us look even less significant in

Abolishment of slavery & poverty in East End

With John Hayes in John Newton's church downtown London. 'THE FUTURE GROWS OUT OF THE PAST' May 22nd it will be 225 years ago that the Clapham Saints decided to battle slavery. This group of twelve, mainly young guys in their twenties (also joined by some influential women) were up against enormous forces. "They are an inspiration for us, as we look for new ways to battle poverty in our time," says John Hayes, who

It’s time to make poverty personal

'WE'VE MADE POVERTY POLITICAL, IT'S TIME TO MAKE IT PERSONAL' A battle worth fighting... We need to personally engage with the poor, is John Hayes' conviction: "As nations, we’ve made poverty political and we’ve made it professional, and in so doing, we’ve patronized people in poverty and treated them as a problem.  Instead, we need to become personally involved and embrace that as a privilege" John has lived over 30 years among the poor in