Why Cities?

HighRise goes into the cities of the least reached nations…

Why the cities?

John Piper, puts it so well by saying, “the emphasis on cities is both culturally smart and biblically warranted.”  HighRise values strategy and sees that by strategically reaching those in cities, we can reach a nation.

People without the gospel are not just hidden away in remote villages, “People groups may in fact live 50 yards away in a high-rise and be totally unreached” (John Piper).

Check out this 2 minute video by John Piper that conveys the heart of HighRise:

 

“The world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history. More than half of the world’s population now lives in towns and cities, and by 2030 this number will swell to about 5 billion.”  Urbanization

“Nearly 9% of the world’s population will be living in just 41 megacities (those with more than 10m inhabitants) by 2030.” Urbanization and the Rise of the Megacity

If we can disciple and mobilize those in cities, we can not only reach unreached people groups, but nations as a whole!

 

Cities are Central

“The heart of the spread of the gospel has always been in cities … since the days of Jerusalem and Antioch and Rome and then London. It has not changed, regardless of where the agencies have focused. Cities are central.” Urban Urgency

With more people living in cities than in rural areas for the first time in history, it is a vital time to raise up disciples in these unreached cities.

 

This is why HighRise is raising up HighCaliber disciples in Unreached Cities.  

 


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