Global Cities Emphasis

Provide equipping and resources for field personnel as they develop comprehensive strategies to engage urban centers with the gospel.
By 2050, urban areas will host two-thirds of the world’s population. These cities will include large slum areas, ethnic neighborhoods, migrants and refugees, young adults and working professionals. To effectively engage the remaining unreached people groups and the vast lostness around us, IMB personnel need to be in cities. One of the IMB’s targets for 2025 is to engage 75 Global Cities with comprehensive strategies. While IMB has been engaging segments of cities for decades, our 2025 Target challenges us to work collaboratively in each city so that every person in these 75 cities will have access to the gospel in their cities.

Our Global Cities Emphasis offers an unprecedented opportunity to impact over 100 million people living in the 75 largest and most influential global cities, while also learning together across our organization to capture lessons, develop strategies and equip a new generation of city leaders to reach their cities with the gospel. Your gift will undergird IMB’s organization-wide, global-cities emphasis to train, resource, and connect city leaders to engage megacities comprehensively. Specifically, your gift will allow us to equip our missionaries along these learning continuums:
1. Cohorts: The City Leaders of the 75 Global Cities will be part of a global learning community called, Global Cohorts, consisting of eight to 10 leaders who come together virtually and in-person over a two-year period to reshape their strategies to engage comprehensively, address common trends impact urban communities, sharpen their skills and learn together to reach their cities.
2. Networks: Our Global Cities network includes all of our City Leaders, their teams and partners. This network host quarterly Urban Webinar featuring thought leaders from IMB and our partner organizations to help us explore trends impacting urban cities. The network also provides online resources to increase our collective Cities IQ, as we seek ways to accelerate our capacity to engage these global cities.
3. Conferences: Beyond learning via global cohorts, webinars and networks, we bring our city leaders and key partners together annually to address emerging issues and obstacles that hinder our ability to effectively engage Global Cities.

Will you prayerfully consider a gift to the Global Cities emphasis?

By 2050, urban areas will host two-thirds of the world’s population. These cities will include large slum areas, ethnic neighborhoods, migrants and refugees, young adults and working professionals. To effectively engage the remaining unreached people groups and the vast lostness around us, IMB personnel need to be in cities. One of the IMB’s targets for 2025 is to engage 75 Global Cities with comprehensive strategies. While IMB has been engaging segments of cities for decades, our 2025 Target challenges us to work collaboratively in each city so that every person in these 75 cities will have access to the gospel in their cities.

Our Global Cities Emphasis offers an unprecedented opportunity to impact over 100 million people living in the 75 largest and most influential global cities, while also learning together across our organization to capture lessons, develop strategies and equip a new generation of city leaders to reach their cities with the gospel. Your gift will undergird IMB’s organization-wide, global-cities emphasis to train, resource, and connect city leaders to engage megacities comprehensively. Specifically, your gift will allow us to equip our missionaries along these learning continuums:
1. Cohorts: The City Leaders of the 75 Global Cities will be part of a global learning community called, Global Cohorts, consisting of eight to 10 leaders who come together virtually and in-person over a two-year period to reshape their strategies to engage comprehensively, address common trends impact urban communities, sharpen their skills and learn together to reach their cities.
2. Networks: Our Global Cities network includes all of our City Leaders, their teams and partners. This network host quarterly Urban Webinar featuring thought leaders from IMB and our partner organizations to help us explore trends impacting urban cities. The network also provides online resources to increase our collective Cities IQ, as we seek ways to accelerate our capacity to engage these global cities.
3. Conferences: Beyond learning via global cohorts, webinars and networks, we bring our city leaders and key partners together annually to address emerging issues and obstacles that hinder our ability to effectively engage Global Cities.

Will you prayerfully consider a gift to the Global Cities emphasis?

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Monthly global city podcast
$700
funds 1 month
Leadership assessment & coaching
$1800
provides for 1 team
City leader in-person networking
$3350
provides for 1 person
Global City podcast
$8000
funds 1 year
City leader in-person networking
$10000
covers a 3-person grouping
Global Cities Summit
$250000
funds 1 event

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