Connect City exists on a foundation of solid doctrine and proven ministry experience. 

In 1998, our founders, Rev. Colin and Judith McCartney, left church ministry to start up a Christian non-profit named UrbanPromise Toronto (UPT). 

Many lives from some of Toronto’s toughest housing projects have been impacted through the ministry of UPT. However, one of the major accomplishments that Colin and Judith developed at UPT was its effectiveness in training young adults as well as teens to become community leaders.  Through a solid Intern Program for young adults and a Street Leader Program for at-risk teens living in the community, UPT has created a legacy of hope within the neighbourhoods they are involved in.

In 2012 Colin and Judith left UPT to start a new Christian non-profit called “Connect City”. This ministry was birthed with a conviction that neighbourhoods can be transformed through unique expressions of church with an emphasis on young, energetic, risk-taking adults. Our passion is to recruit young adults to form missional communities that we call unique expressions of church to be sent to revitalize struggling churches, or plant new ones that become vibrant, Jesus-filled, mission hubs!