City of God: Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

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Unfortunately, due to low registration, the City of God: Philadelphia conference has been canceled. 

The City of God: Philadelphia conference provides an intimate learning laboratory where Christian leaders from the greater Philadelphia area will be inspired, encouraged, and networked together in understanding and working out God’s vision for the city.

On October 24-26, we will be energized as we explore a theology of urban transformation and engage with practitioners who are leading thought provoking and creative ministries throughout Philadelphia. 

Join us as we share, network, learn practical tools, and visit local examples of community transformation initiatives!

Urban Pilgrimages

Keynote Speakers:

  • Will O’Brien Jesus in Philadelphia: A Theology of Urban Transformation”
  • The Rev. Dr Ernest McNear " Transforming Philadelphia: God's Spirit, Our Hands”
  • Bishop Dwayne Roystor "Community Organizing in Philadelphia: Working Toward a Renewed City"
  • The Rev. Dr. Douglaas Bailey "Word in the City" Reflections


Here is a quick glance at our Conference schedule


Thursday (10/24)

10:00am Registration at The First Presbyterian Church in Germantown 

Thursday's Program includes lunch and dinner, as well as:  

  • “Word in the City” with Doug Bailey
  • Pilgrimage to Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry
  • Afternoon Keynote with Will O’Brien 
  • Dinner & Evening Keynote with The Rev. Dr. Ernest McNear  

9:00pm Departure

Friday (10/25)

8:30am “Word in the City” with Doug Bailey at The First Presbyterian Church in Germantown 

Friday's Program includes lunch as well as:

  • Pilgrimage to Broad Street Ministry
  • Afternoon Keynote with Bishop Dwayne Royster

5:30pm Departure

Saturday (10/26)

8:30am “Word in the City” with Doug Bailey at The First Presbyterian Church in Germantown 

Morning Workshops

12:00pm Closing worship


Any out of town guests will be responsible for providing their own accomodations and transportation to the First Presbyterian church in Germantown. Area hotels inlcude: 

Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West - 4010 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA ‎

(215) 477-0200 ‎