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Episode 253: Gentrification & Metropolitanization


by NewChurches.com: The suburbs are becoming urbanized, which means that suburban pastors need to grow in their urban skills.

In Episode 253 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, we wanted to share snippets of Tim Keller’s talk at our last Church Planting Fellowship Network in November 2017 where he shared 5 trends in urban cities. In this episode, Tim talks specifically about the trends of gentrification & metropolitanization.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

Why suburban pastors need to grow in their urban skills.
How church planters should respond to gentrification.

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

“Gentrification often happens because there isn’t enough housing for everyone in cities with rising growth and popularity.”–@timkellernyc
“Most people have mixed feelings about gentrification, but gentrification is not a one-dimensionally negative thing.”–@timkellernyc
“The suburbs are becoming urbanized, which means that suburban pastors need to grow in their urban skills.”–@timkellernyc
“Our cause should ultimately be to plant churches that care for all people.”–@edstetzer
“If you think evangelism is just a presentation or a booklet, then you aren’t urban.”–@timkellernyc
“Being cosmopolitan does not make you theologically aberrant, but it does make you tolerate other views more easily.”–@edstetzer

Additional Resources:

Listen to Episode 236: Rural Church Planting
Read this post about Cities and Multiculturalism: Two Trends in Church Planting Today
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