Through our GLS & Beyond Board of Directors came a real stirring that God was at work in us to change our community. We decided to come together once a month to ask God what He is doing in Fort Wayne and where we fit; what is He calling us to do? What can all of us do together — not just alone — but together as leaders in the church, education, non-profit, government, and corporate worlds to reach every man, woman, and child with the Gospel of Christ — to change a community!
We Take Pride in Our Community!
Here in the “city of churches,” we take pride in our community. But, despite unprecedented growth and prosperity, many of our neighbors are still struggling.
In Allen County, more than one-third of households fall below the threshold for financial stability, and over 20 percent of children live in poverty. Emotional and spiritual health are also in crisis, as depression and suicide rates continue to increase locally and nationwide.
Our community needs healing, and we hold the key: every man, woman, and child in our city needs to hear the gospel and see Christ’s love made real in their lives. The Citywide Movement is bringing together hundreds of people across church, business, nonprofit, government, and education sectors to make that happen. This is not about simply adding attendees to our churches but rather changing hearts and transforming lives, both in tangible ways and through the power of prayer. Over 40 years in the making, the Citywide Movement bears witness to what happens when faithful men and women fervently pray for the welfare of their city.
We are committed to envision and empower God’s people to own and reduce the brokenness of every person in our community (where they live, work, learn, and play)
We seek to become more like Jesus, loving God and loving our neighbors, living out the gospel, and restoring individuals for the greater good of our community
We believe that when God’s people work together within churches, businesses, nonprofits, governments, and educational institutions, our city wins
We are working to grow and nurture believers of Jesus who will boldly proclaim the good news of the gospel and multiply the church for many generations to come
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