Ministry and Staff News

  • Can We All Just Get Along?
    Dr. Sherry Jones — Recent conversations with several groups, about racial reconciliation and the current racial division in the body of Christ have been most insightful. We agreed that the pass two years, almost three, have been more then stressful on everyone. The aftermath of political uncertainty, pandemic deaths, sheltering in place, fractured nation from… Read more: Can We All Just Get Along?
  • Living Out Our Oneness
    By Dr. Sherry Jones — One Church Equipping is a training ministry developed to support the body of Christ in living out our oneness and unity in Christ. Once a month the OCE meets with urban and suburban pastors, church and ministry leaders. Each month we have immersed ourselves in the word of God and… Read more: Living Out Our Oneness
  • Will you Pray with us?
    By Dr. Sherry Jones — A few weeks ago Philadelphia Gospel Movement introduce a new prayer initiative Bless Philly 7:14, based on II Chronicles 7:14. We have been asked to set aside 7:14 am and 7:14 pm on our cell phones or watches, to pray for Philadelphia. It has become the most joyous time of… Read more: Will you Pray with us?
  • Because of Love, Driving to Lansdale
    By Dr. Sherry Jones– I am not a suburban driver. I am a city driver, but love overcame my reluctance. Because of love, early one Sunday morning I drove out to Renew Community in Lansdale, PA,. Because of love, Renew Community Church members are gracious supporters of my ministry in the city. Because of love,… Read more: Because of Love, Driving to Lansdale
  • Hoping for a Change
    By Dr. Sherry Jones– Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity called a meeting to introduce the new Superintendent of Philadelphia School District, Dr. Tony B. Watlington, Jr. After a heavy breakfast there was time to share with Dr. Watlington what we saw that the school district does well and what the district needs to do… Read more: Hoping for a Change
  • You Have to Love Philadelphia
    By Dr. Sherry Jones– I love Philadelphia. This is my city. I really believe it is God’s sovereign will that I was born in this city and to love it. That is why for the last four years I have attended and supported One City, One Love, worship and prayer event. These brothers and sisters… Read more: You Have to Love Philadelphia
  • Sometimes You Just Want to Say to God, Give Us a Break.
    By Dr. Sherry Jones — The Labor Day weekend caused a sadness in our hearts as we met to plan our week of praying in the city streets. So many murders and so many shootings occurred. So we searched the scriptures that would inform our prayer time. We lifted up our voices in worship and gave… Read more: Sometimes You Just Want to Say to God, Give Us a Break.
  • Hopes and Dreams for the Community
    By Dr. Sherry Jones — Last week in our praying for the intersections of several gun violence actions, we met with two community leaders. Ms. Angie and Mr. Ray both have decades of living in Kensington. They serve as block captains. They love their neighborhood and serve with great love and bravery. We talked about their… Read more: Hopes and Dreams for the Community
  • Looking to Equip a New Generation
    By Dr. Sherry Jones — I met some of my former students from CUTS at some recent ministry events. One is a well known Bishop over several churches. We have been friends for many years. Another is now Executive Director of the Dell Music Center. I have such fond memories of both these students and… Read more: Looking to Equip a New Generation
  • A Peacemaker, not a Peacekeeper
    By Dr. Sherry Jones — Jesus said “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” (Matt. 5:9). We were stationed to pray in four different areas where 4 or more murders have happen. We were there and police presence was noticeable. We met with street captains and a young minister… Read more: A Peacemaker, not a Peacekeeper
  • Let Transformation Begin with Me
    By Dr. Sherry Jones — I came early to the Philadelphia Gospel Movement event. I had the opportunity to sit and talk with a former student, now a bishop, about the meeting. We reminisced about past times when those involved in urban ministry would meet to discuss how to fix the city. We had seen… Read more: Let Transformation Begin with Me
  • 92 ° and Street Prayer
    By Dr. Sherry Jones — It was 92 degrees that day, but I couldn’t miss our time to pray near Broad and Olney Ave. I had the opportunity to pray with a Philadelphia legend, Mother Mary Campbell. If you have interacted with city-wide  prayer groups or National Day of Prayer then you have met Mrs.… Read more: 92 ° and Street Prayer
  • God Delights in Every Step of Our Growth
    By Dr. Sherry Jones — I was just sitting down for my first mug of coffee and my cell phone rings;  it was one of the women I disciple. She was so excited about reading the story of David. This was a milestone moment. Previously she was unable to read scripture because of how a… Read more: God Delights in Every Step of Our Growth
  • 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… Read more: Street Outreach Leads to Training Opportunity
  • 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… Read more: Called to Be a Peacemaker in Urban Ministry
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  • Every Level of Leadership
    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… Read more: Every Level of Leadership
  • The World at Our Doorstep
    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.”
  • Every man, woman and child
    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… Read more: Every man, woman and child
  • City-Wide Transformation
    CityNet Ministries fulfills its mission using a three-pronged approach of Networking, Training, and Resourcing. Networking promotes unity and mutual encouragement among ministry leaders. Training fosters the development of urban ministry leader. Resource sharing increases the impact any one church or ministry has in the city.
  • Collaborative Solutions
    CityNet Ministries’ brokers partnerships between urban churches, as well as with suburban churches, to help identify practical needs and collaborative solutions. It is about churches and communities caring holistically for one another around Philadelphia. Resources are far more than material possessions.  Resources include time, talents and the sharing of Christ’s love both in word and deed.  It… Read more: Collaborative Solutions
  • LAMPhilly
    Through cohort learning groups, LAMPhilly, is preparing Urban Ministry Leaders for Gospel-Driven Communities in and around the City of Philadelphia.  It is designed to be accessible financially, educationally and logistically to those already involved in ministry and hold full-time jobs.  Men and women from every level of leadership will benefit from this distinctly  urban and missional… Read more: LAMPhilly