Theological Approach on Strategic Relevance for Urban Ministry

Santoso, Magdalena Pranata (2007) Theological Approach on Strategic Relevance for Urban Ministry. In: International Conference : Improving The Quality of Human Life, 07-09-2007 - 07-09-2007, Surabaya - Indonesia.

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    1. Since Growing cities and urban modern life styles cause individual and 2. social problems to both 3. physical and mental health. But 4. The church as a religious institution, however, still sits in its comfort zone to enjoy its religiosity without any attempt to answer these social needs. The church leaders still use the ancient formula, through preaching and teaching the Word of God. For many special occasions it does work well and still much desired. 5. But the real needs are much higher than covered. Most people need the language of genuine loving touch by creative actions not just donating or socializing but rather transforming their life to meet the real need of this society. Churches are called to serve the metropolitan society. This is called urban ministry. In his book A Theology as Big as the City , Ray Bakke, eight percents of the world’s population lived in cities. This was a Improving the Quality of Human Life: Theological Approach on Strategic Relevance for Urban Ministry M.P.Santoso PETRA Christian University, Surabaya, Indonesia ABSTRACT: cybernetic era, We must be aware, that not only do half of the earth’s nearly six billions persons live in cities, but the other three billions are also being urbanized. The challenge of migration is called missiological. The majority of the worlds who needs to know God and His love, is no longer distant peoples geographically, but rather culturally, Mission, therefore, is no longer about crossing the oceans, jungles, or deserts, but rather crossing the streets of the world’s cities. 6. When Jesus Christ was on earth and lived among His people, He was deeply concerned with urban ministry in those days. Why should the Church as a Christian community who modeling Jesus Christ does not do the way He did to meet the needs of our society today? The church must learn how to go up to the urban powerful and down to the urban powerless with equal integrity.

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    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
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    Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2019 16:39
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    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/18396

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