It's all pretty simple. Ever since the church took wings in Antioch, some of the leaders shepherded the flock of God's people while others flocked to God's people who still needed to meet the Good Shepherd. Phil is part of the latter group.
Through years of ministry inside the church the entire arc has been both satisfying and fulfilling, Still, it is the high frequencies of the thoughts and questions and wounds of those far from God which my ears pick up first. Not as an end in itself, but as helping people begin their journey of discovering the God who loves them so. CityVillages is the extension of all our preparations. We simply want to use this common thirst for community that God has placed us as the platform for discussing the conversations where lives make up their minds.
We began with companies of friends--we called them "Villages". Now we eat together, laugh together, love well, and invite our friends in close. Eight words can really summarize the whole CityVillage story: "Friends, good food, great conversations, life's best questions."