Hey it’s Grace again! I wanted to share with you the vision for the mission trip I will going on come July. I get to be apart of the movement Megacities. What’s that?
Today, more than 50% of people in the world live in cities. Cities are centres of media, government, education, business, celebration and much more. Cities are the most strategic targets to see their nations change.
Focusing on one city at a time, over twelve months, Megacities draws together the diverse gifts of the international community to partner with local communities to help with city change. People come from around the world to work in partnership with those already on the ground serving their communities.
We invite international, multi-disciplined teams to come and partner city wide with local leaders. They come in “waves” which are three month cycles; working to continue the movement that began through previous Megacities teams. Teams go out and share the love of Jesus in every region of the city through all kinds of evangelism, intercession, mercy ministries and training. In past cities, over 1000 missionaries have come on short-term Megacities teams.
There are often two approaches to reaching cities. The first approach is prayer, where believers are praying for God to come to their city. The second is when we go into communities and partner with God as He brings about change over time. The first calls us to pray and wait for God to come. The second calls us to plan and go with God to do His will. Megacities seeks to do both at the same time—pray and go.
Each city and each community is unique. As God highlights key areas of need and opportunity, Megacities draws on an extensive network of relationships and experience to engage the city in specific areas of greater need.
We aim to partner with local churches and ministries every step of the way. Churches and ministries can be involved in many ways: working alongside teams, helping to organise seminars with visiting specialists, translating, hosting teams, attending conferences, and more. Teams will actively seek to include local Christians in their times of outward ministry, with the aim to see those local Christians excited, energized and equipped to reach out themselves to their city.
Megacities plans to run two conferences, the Global Youth Outreach and the Let’s Go Missions Conference. Each conference seeks to ignite local youth and the Body of Christ to reach their city. The Global Youth Outreach inspires youth to follow God wholeheartedly and take the gospel to their streets. The Let’s Go Missions Conference challenges participants to recognize that all nations have a role in completing the Great Commission.