Street Outreach Leads to Training Opportunity

By Dr. Sherry Jones — Rising Sun and Adams Ave is an insane driving experience on any day, but on a Saturday afternoon it is a very dangerous intersection. I was invited to participate in a gospel outreach right in the middle of it all. We stationed ourselves on the busy corner of the shopping mall and proclaimed the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.  Passing motorists, Wendy’s patrons, and Planet Fitness customers heard the Gospel and received tracts. In between near accidents, horns beeped and people hollered their approval at us, we preached the Good News.

As a result of that day, the church pastors asked me to lead a workshop on ministry to those who deal with mental illness and/or trauma. The focus was on the people they meet during evangelistic outreaches, especially those who may suffer from mental illness and/or trauma.  I was one of five speakers that day addressing spiritual warfare and prayer, why do outreach, knowing your community, and sharing the gospel effectively on social media. It was also a time for me to encourage several young pastor’s to begin forming mentoring relationships with young men.

These were two good days Fostering gospel-driven communities. 

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Called to Be a Peacemaker in Urban Ministry

Join us in welcoming Dr. Sherry Jones a new season in her urban ministry journey. After 25 years in Christian Higher Education she is returning being a Peacemaker in front-line urban ministry under CityNet Ministries. Covid-19 may create unique challenges but it can’t stop God when He is on the move.

In obedience to a move of God, Dr. Jones will be bringing fresh vision and unique skills to the ministry of the Gospel in Philadelphia. This ministry will include prayer, networking, collaboration, disciple making, racial healing and outreach ministries addressing the issues of addiction and street violence.


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Leaders are found in marriages, families, businesses, government, churches and communities. Leadership needs to be developed at every level. CityNet Ministries offers a variety of opportunities to be equipped with biblical principles.

Men’s Ministry disciples and challenges men to live responsibly for Christ through one-on-one mentoring and interactive small groups.  Personal accountability, sacrificial love, and obedience to His Word are emphasized.  The goal is to see the Spirit enable men to imitate Christ in every relationship.

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Disciple Making Movement Training focuses on intentional and reproducible patterns of disciple making.  Biblical text are examined to understand the concepts of Shema Lifestyle, Person of Peace and Discovery Bible Study.  The basic six-session is designed to prepare participants to apply disciple making practices upon completion.

LAMP Philly is leadership and ministry preparation for the busy urban church leader.  Readings, classwork, mentoring and internships are all a part of the program that is reasonable priced making it financially accessible.  It is offered at strategic locations and times in the city making it logistically accessible. The material is relevant to the urban context and academically challenging, but no prior degree is required making it educationally accessible.  Many students are accepted to seminary programs upon completion.

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CityNet Ministries models and equips churches to be missional toward their neighbors from other countries, cultures and religions where it is difficult for the gospel to go.  When the world is on our doorstep, it is no longer necessary to travel great distances to “make disciples of all nations.”

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The Gospel is for every man, woman and child.

In metropolitan Philadelphia, every man, woman and child need to hear, see, and touch the gospel of Jesus Christ.

CITYNET MINISTRIES’ vision is to see God ignite a movement in the city that demonstrates the reality and power of the gospel to everyone, for His glory and by His grace.