Thursday, September 17, 2015

Movement Day 2015 Declaration Celebrates Unity, Confesses Sin & Commits to Redemptive Change

Movement Day 2015 Declaration Celebrates Unity, Confesses Sin & Commits to Redemptive Change

New York – Movement Day, a leadership initiative from The New York City Leadership Center (The NYCLC), has convened over 6,500 leaders since its inception in 2010. On October 29, 2015, a diverse contingency of Christian leaders will once again gather at the New York Hilton Midtown to further advance Gospel Movements in cities across the globe.
This year’s Movement Day will focus on the spiritual, economic and racial divides existing in our cities and seek constructive, impactful solutions to bridging these chasms of separation. In an effort to acknowledge the role that the Body of Christ has played in historically fostering division and her potential to bring healing and unity to our broken cities, a Movement Declaration will be introduced at the end of the day and attendees will be invited to formally show their support.
The declaration is co-authored by Dr. Mac Pier, founder and CEO of The NYCLC and Bishop Claude Alexander Jr., senior pastor of The Park Church in Charlotte, NC and recently appointed president of the Hampton University Ministers Conference, the world’s largest gathering of interdenominational African-American clergy.

According to Pier, “Movement Day is really about the essential and urgent nature of unity within the church.  The Movement Declaration is an opportunity for us across the spectrum of the body of Christ to mutually declare our commitment to each other and to our respective cities.  Every movement needs language to move it ahead, and I hope this simple statement will contribute toward that end.”

Bishop Alexander echoes the role that such an action can play in facilitating unity in the Church. “I believe that the church is charged by God to be a prophetic presence in the world and to provide an alternative to the status quo in every area of life. If we ever hope to see the broken heart of our cities truly healed, the Church must lead the way. This Movement Declaration can stimulate change in the heart of the Church and set her on a course of unity and healing for the nations.”

The philosophy behind Movement Day operates on the basic premise that the rapid growth of our cities is resulting in an exponential acceleration of their influence throughout the world.  Its leaders believe that these cities can be reached with the Gospel and that a “tipping point” can be achieved to where Christianity begins to have a disproportionate effect on the population’s values and beliefs thereby resulting in a spontaneous growth of faith. By promoting unity and fostering collaboration among Christian leaders across all sectors of society, Gospel Movements can be achieved in these major urban centers resulting in impactful solutions to many of their social problems and millions coming to Christ.

The day consists of a morning plenary featuring a variety of thought-leaders that include Dr. Tim Keller, Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, Peter Scazzero, Dr. Gabriel Salguero, Michael Oh, Bob Doll, Noel Castellanos, Catherine Hoke, Jon Tyson, Drew Hyun, Grant Skeldon, Paris Lofaro and A.R. Barnard among others. Conference attendees will then have the opportunity to share best practices in various learning tracks that will be held during the afternoon. The topics covered focus on current urban issues or population groups and are led by experts and practitioners in that field.

Join the Movement
Online Registration Ends October 21. Walk-in Registration will be available.

October 29, 2015
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas NY, NY   10019

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