“The world is urban at its core-over half the world’s population live in cities and most of the global poverty resides there too. Urbanization affects all of us, whether we love in cities or not, and this impact will increase in the coming decades. For fifteen years Urban Expression has been motivating people to get up and move into inter-city neighborhoods to see what they can learn and what difference they can make. This book gets into the heads and hearts of our teams and unpacks the values that have inspired these missionaries to be urban to the core. Grass-roots honest reflections from some of our one hundred current and former team members and mission partners, capture the essence of what has shaped the thinking and activity of this experimental urban mission agency. If you are concerned about cities, those on the margins of society, cross-cultural mission or new forms of church, this book will inspire and challenge your core convictions about mission priorities in an urban world.”

Urban to the Core felt like a choral performance to me, with a number of voices singing the values, the prayers, and the stories that are at the heart of Urban Expression. We can be thankful to Juliet Kilpin for bringing this choir together and allowing them to sing with such honesty about their joys and small victories as well as their weaknesses, sorrows and questions. As you read through the twenty-one core values and the seven commitments of this wonderful organisation I trust you’ll feel drawn into their song for the shalom of the city.

Michael Frost, Morling College, Sydney
Published Year: 2014
Publisher: Wipf & Stock
ISBN: 978-1625645111