For decades most of our Canadian churches have fled the complexities of the urban core. As many of our inner cities attracted both the elite of our country and some of the most impoverished and neglected people in Canada, many congregations moved to the suburbs.
However, the art gallery, stadium, city hall, business district, courthouse, university and hospitals are all found in our urban areas. The city has become an intricate place where our politicians, athletes, artists, immigrants, refugees, wealthy, welfare poor, working poor and students live. In many of our Canadian cities, the most densely populated areas are left with little gospel light. There is, however a remaining remnant combined with a growing interest from an emerging younger generation longing to reach the urban core. This workshop discusses biblical principles for establishing works in our urban cores again and look at various models that are emerging to reach the inner city.