Philadelphia Gospel Movement held its first event to communicate broadly its vision and request support on November 16. The theme of the event was “Philadelphia Gospel Movement: Championing a Vision for Gospel Unity.” PGM’s big vision is to celebrate what God is already doing in our region and to facilitate networks of networks to catalyze greater unity in the body of Christ for greater Kingdom impact. After all, we can do so much more together than separately.
How would our workplaces and city look different if our faith influenced the marketplace instead of the other way around? This was one of the many questions that were swirling as Philadelphia Gospel Movement’s Marketplace ministry, I AM for Philly, launched on October 3rd. 67 people, many leaders in their business, gathered for breakfast at the American Bible Society in Old City.
A primary Philadelphia Gospel Movement question is: “what is it that we can do together to see Philadelphia flourish that we cannot do on our own.” PGM decided one of its teams would address a broken aspect of the city that many of us were praying for: the education of our young scholars.
As we heard the Mayor and School District identify reading by 4th grade as their top elementary priority, we launched an initiative called Family Homework Night (familyhomeworknight.org).
Family Homework Night…
"The church does not have a Millennial problem, it has a discipleship problem" shared Grant Skeldon on Saturday. Grant is a speaker and forthcoming author on the Millennial generation. The Philadelphia Gospel Movement hosted him as our city is no exception to the national pattern of Millennials not attending or being given opportunities to lead within churches.
Calvary Chapel invited many pastors around the Philadelphia area to be prayed for and encouraged during a time of worship and fellowship.