A New Kind of Urban Ministry
North American urban profiles developed by Christianity Today.
Minorities Lead Growth in Urban Biggest Cities
The NY Times reports that minorities make up most of the growth in the largest US Cities.
Urban Mission Opportunities
Here’s Life is the urban ministry arm of Campus Crusade for Christ. This site provides resources for how to develop a holistic urban ministry program.
Christian Community Health Fellowship
Christian Community Health Fellowship helps the Christian community develop and renew clinics to serve the urban poor.
The Faith and Service Technical Education Network (FASTEN) offers resources to help churches and other organizations collaborate to renew urban areas.
Desire Street Ministries
Desire Street Ministries serves the urban poor in several cities throughout the southeast United States.
Inner City Impact
Inner City Impact serves the children of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods.
White Flight to the City
Whites are leaving the suburbs for urban America.
The Promise of Urban Growth
This article chronicles the growth of cities around the world, including the Caribbean and North America.
IRIN UN News on Urban Risks
This site has news about urban issues from around the world. It also includes a drop down menu that allows the user to choose the country of interest.
Assumptions (and Uncertainties) on our Global Cities of the Future
Possible changes with the growth of global cities.
Population Shift Swells Southern and Western Cities
Populations of Southern and Western cities in the United States are growing.
Urban Centers Draw Young, Educated Adults
Young college educated adults are moving to major urban centers.
Urban Atlanta Church Planting
This site is dedicated to connecting church planters in the urban Atlanta area.
Urban Church Planting Study – Lifeway
This is a .pdf version of a PowerPoint presentation presented by Lifeway Christian Resources about urban church planting.
2010 City Crime Rate Rankings
CQ Press city crime rate ratings for 2010.
International Human Development Indicators
International Human Development Indicators is a site maintained and developed by the UN with statistics such as income, education and health.
Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program
Brookings provides articles about issues that affect large metro areas such as poverty. The site also has statistical data.
This site provides independent news about issues that affect New York City.
A blog created to help people better understand life in urban areas.It is published by Sam Newburg, a professional writer and marketing expert.
Foreign Policy's Global Cities 2010 Rankings
Global rankings on the world's largest cities.
State of World’s Cities
This provides access to the latest United Nations report on the status of the world’s mega-cities.
Redeemer City to City
Redeemer City to City is a website that provides information about the church planting ministry of Redeemer Presbyterian Church. The site contains articles and talks about urban church planting.
UN report: World's biggest cities merging into 'mega-regions'
The world's largest cities are becoming mega regions. This news report is from guardian.co.uk
The Dehoney Center for Urban Ministry Training
The Dehoney Center is part of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth at Southern Seminary. The Center exists to: Do Great Commission research to facilitate healthy local church growth in the city; Provide training and resources to equip urban ministers to reach the city for Christ; Facilitate internships and training opportunities for students preparing for urban ministry. This site also contains the Journal of Urban Ministry.
Home to City Mayors: Running the World’s Cities. This site contains a wealth of information related to the cities of the world.
World’s Fastest Growing Cities and Urban Areas
Contains a table listing The world’s fastest growing cities and urban areas from 2006 to 2020.
Fastest Growing United States Cities
A June 28, 2007 article on the fastest growing United States cities.
Fastest Growing United States Metro Areas
An October 16, 2006 article on the fastest growing metro areas in the United States.
2000-2006 Fastest Growing/Shrinking Cities in the United States
A table showing the fastest growing/shrinking U.S. cities from April 2000 to July 2006.
U.N. 2005 World Urbanization Prospects
The 2005 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects presents the official United Nations estimates and projections of urban and rural populations for major areas, regions and countries of the world, of all urban agglomerations with 750,000 inhabitants or more in 2005 and of all capital cities in the world in 2005.
The site of Mission America Coalition that provides resources to assist in loving cities and communities to Christ.
A New Kind of Urban Christian
Tim Keller’s article, “A New Kind of Urban Christian,” addressing how the Church can transform the culture by incarnating herself in the urban environments.
This site is dedicated to providing information and resources on planting churches in urban America.
Urban Ministry Institute
TUMI’s purpose is to equip the leaders of churches that are located in urban areas, specifically those that minister to the poor.
Breakthrough Urban Ministries
Breakthrough Urban Ministries claims the following eight core values: God, People, Relationships, Redemption, Structure, Collaboration, Community, and Racial Justice. This site provides information on the services they provide, events they host, and volunteer opportunities.
Urban Impact NYC
Urban Impact is a community outreach ministry for New York City. The ministry hosts youth and adult missions teams that come to New York to do missions among unreached people. Their work is primarily with Muslim, Sikh, and Hindu immigrants. This site offers resources, background information, a newsletter, and contact information.
The Circle Urban ministry has worked in the west side of Chicago for three decades. Their site offers information on how to get involved, the programs they offer, as well as contact information.
This site provides training materials for those desiring to go into urban ministry. This site provides information for youth workers, on social classes, and ethnic identity.
New York School of Urban Ministry
The New York School of Urban Ministry is a “training and resource center for the urban church.” This site offers training programs, event information, testimonies, pictures, a bookstore, and much more.
Urban Web Link This site provides information on Christian events and news in the Philadelphia, PA area and beyond. Links, general information, and information on area churches is available at this site.
City Hope Ministries is a Christian organization that serves the urban people of New Jersey. This site provides information on Urban Bible Training Centers and Urban strategies.
Urban Youth Workers
This site provides information on Urban Ministry, Events, as well as many additional resources and links.
This site offers “hands-on” training for teenagers and young adults in preparation for urban ministry.
Christian Community Development
The CCDA exists to train and encourage Christians who are seeking to do work in urban areas. This site contains resources for those working in urban ministry as well as event and contact information for the CCDA.
Emmanuel Urban Ministry
The EGC exists to strengthen and equip the church in the urban context. This site provides guides to urban ministry as well as additional information on urban churches and ministries, specifically in the Boston area.
Canada Urban Missions
This site is dedicated to Christian ministry in Canada, specifically in urban churches. This site provides an article with helpful information about Making Urban Churches Multicultural.
Association of Gospel Rescue
The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions website. This site has a list, by state, of missions that are providing services and reaching out in urban areas. There is information for the United States and Canada.
Hope for New York
Hope For New York is a Christian ministry dedicated to equipping and training people to serve in New York City.
The Center for Student Mission
The CSM provides mission opportunities and information for youth and young adults seeking to get involved in urban ministry. This site provides a list of opportunities by city and various news and resources pertaining to urban missions.
The UCM exists to serve youth and their families in the inner city areas of Buffalo, NY. This site provides information on “Reaching Youth”, “Reaching the Community”, and “Empowering the Church”.
Urban Light Ministries serves children and families in need, specifically in the Springfield, Ohio area. Their site offers information on their ministries, mission, radio show, prayer needs, and contact information.
Harmony Heart Camp is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is a camp specifically geared towards ministering to inner city children from Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, New Jersey, and other areas in the Northeast. Their website provides information on their Summer Day Camp, Camp Jobs, and Urban Ministries.