All of our ministries below focus on one or all of our “3M’s”:
1. Mission in words and deeds that exemplifies the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.This mission takes place through the formation of “Mission Communities” that serve through local churches or church plants located in vulnerable neighbourhoods.
2. Movement of people who take Jesus seriously in committing to living out the lifestyle and teachings of Jesus.
3. Multiplication of the Jesus centered missional movement by being involved in the the Body of Christ, locally, nationally and globally.
1. SIC: SIMPLE INCARNATIONAL CHURCHES
Connect City is currently planting two churches in the Toronto neighbourhood of Scarborough. We are seeking people to join these church plants by becoming part of our Simple Incarnational Church (SIC) in these neighbourhoods. Our goal is to have church as a community in which we empty ourselves so we can be filled with Jesus and be his incarnational presence where ever we are. Our churches are simple, relational (lots of food) and missional in accordance to how God is leading us in freedom to serve with our creativity and giftedness. Our prayer is that our churches will represent the Kingdom of God within our neighbourhood & friendship clusters in unique and wonderful ways.
We are currently active in the following three urban neighbourhoods. We hope to add more in the coming year. These neighbourhoods are as follows:
Scarborough South: Warden Underground Church
Scarborough East: Soul House Church Plant
Judith McCartney is a ministry veteran who is planting a house church for people who are curious about Jesus but would not feel comfortable in a typical church. People come to SoulHouse and are welcomed in no matter what their background or lifestyle. Here they find a nice meal, some caring friends and time in prayer and teaching.
2. MINISTRY TO DISPLACED PERSONS
Connect City is currently involved in serving refugee children and their families who are living in emergency housing in Toronto. Through family movie nights, Christmas parties, summer camps and other activities we hope to show the love of Jesus to these hurting but hearty people.
3. JOBS FOR LIFE
4. INTERN PROGRAM: PRACTICAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
We are always seeking young leaders who feel they might be called to full – time vocational mission by offering an intense 9 month Internship Program. These Interns will serve in a vulnerable community by creating community based mission through a “Mission Community” sent to be part of a local urban church or church plant located in a vulnerable neighbourhood. Leadership development is a big part of this program as our Interns will be coached, mentored and equipped in their leadership development as they serve the neighbourhoods with the churches and church plant we have partnered with. All Interns can also work towards a Bachelor or Masters of Theology or Ministry degree through our “Antioch School”.
5. MISSION TRAINING FOR CHURCHES IN URBAN NEIGHBOURHOODS
We work with church leaders from vulnerable communities in training and coaching in community based mission. We are open to all denominations who are interested in reaching their communities within the urban context.
Connect City is involved in events geared for young adults to expose and motivate them about mission. Some of these events are – worship nights, prayer meetings, mission days, etc. To learn about upcoming events please log onto the ” News” link on the Navigational Bar on the top of this page.
Rev. Colin McCartney has an intensive writing and speaking ministry. Many of our young leaders hear about Connect City through his speaking ministry.