Dr. Sherry Jones:
Dr. Sherry A. Jones has over 30 years of urban ministry and training experience at the Center for Urban Theological Studies and at Lancaster Bible College and a calling to develop urban ministry leaders and promote a movement of racial reconciliation. Compelled to help churches and church leaders become more engaged in their neighborhoods, she uses her strengths in teaching, networking, and collaborating to show leaders how to turn neighborhoods into true parishes.
“If you don’t know her, you need to. Everyone needs a Dr Jones in their life, she is an amazing woman of God, steadfast, enduring, gracious and courageous. A true elder of the city!
I believe when you trace great movements taking place in any city around the globe, you will find a Dr Jones. They won’t often have the microphone, they will almost never be the one getting the public accolades. They are the ones who have done the decades of hard work behind the scenes, and stay on well after the public party is done to make sure no one is left behind.” Dr. Coz Crosscombe—Cairn University
EQUIPPING NEXT GENERATION LEADERS
Mentoring, consulting, teaching, and training next generation leaders to live out the gospel in places of pain and diversity. “You, therefore, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and the things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these things to faithful people who will be competent to teach others also.” (2 Timothy 2:1–2) LEB
PRAYING IN PLACES OF PAIN
Building teams to pray and minister where there is pain from violence, hopeless despair, racial tension, disenfranchisement, and broken relationships. We are joining our hearts with the hearts of the broken and grieving to lift up our voice to heaven where we find hope and healing. “ He is the one who heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3) LEB
BUILDING MULTI-ETHNIC COMMUNITIES
Living, laboring and loving one another now prepares us for an eternity together in the future. “After these things I looked, and behold, a great crowd that no one was able to number, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes and with palm branches in their hands.” (Revelation 7:9) LEB
COLLABORATING IN CITY-WIDE MINISTRY
The local churches in a city called brotherly love need to set the example of what can be acomplished when we work together.
“And seek the prosperity of the city where I have deported you, and pray on behalf of it to Yahweh, for in its prosperity you will have prosperity.” (Jerimiah 27:9) LEB