By Alex Murashko, The Christian Post
Organizers of a three-day conference plan to host leading pastors, ministry and community leaders, including Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, New York, as they discuss what it means to embrace Los Angeles and help meet its needs.
Keller, seen in a video on the “Together LA” website, says, “We’re bringing Christian leaders together from all over Los Angeles to ask and answer one question: What does it mean to love your city?”
The event, scheduled for February 26-28, will include ministry practitioners presenting interactive sessions that “engage the realities of loving our city,” organizers announced on Friday. Workshops and panel discussions will cover topics such as mercy ministry, systemic injustice, ethnic and class conflict, faith and work, social and culture changes and challenges, church health and church collaborations.
“We are doing this for at least four reasons,” Keller said. “The first reason is that cities are important. The world population is moving into cities faster than the church is moving into cities and if you want to have an influence on how human life is lived in the world, if you want to reach the unreached peoples of the world you need to go to cities.”