Learn how to grow transformation in your city. More than half the people on the planet live in cities. It's t just our future that's urban--our present is. What does the Bible say about cities? How should the church go about reaching those billions of city-dwellers? Where do our cities fit into the Kingdom of God? The church needs a comprehensive, gospel-centered response to these questions as we seek to obey God's call to seek the welfare of the city (Jer. 29:7). In Sowing Seeds of Change, Michael Crane weaves together theology and praxis, creating a framework for understanding your city, a means of crafting a vision of what it could be, and a way forward towards transforming it. Sowing Seeds of Change proposes an approach to the city that is both holistic and Christ-centered, offering churches a balanced, compassionate, well-researched model for ministry in diverse urban contexts. Whether you're a pastor, missionary, seminarian, or urban church member, you'll be challenged, edified, and equipped by Sowing Seeds of Change.
Michael Crane (Ph.D.) has lived most of his life in global cities in Asia and the United States. He is currently teaching urban missions with two seminaries and serves as a co-director for RADIUS Initiatives, an urban transformation think-tank. Michael and his wife have also been involved with urban refugees as well as coaching urban church planters in an Asian global city. Michael has contributed to a number of journals and books and is currently co-writing a book on urban church planting.