Megacities

A catalyst toward transformation

Overview

Serving in partnership with local believers in large cities, seeking to equip them to see the Kingdom of God come to their city in greater ways

Vision

Megacities’ purpose is for cities to see God, respond to His loving kindness, and be restored back to God’s original purpose—to honour God in all they do.

Today, more than 50% of people in the world live in cities. Cities are centres of media, government, education, business, celebration and much more. Cities are the most strategic targets to see their nations change.

Focusing on one city at a time, over twelve months, Megacities draws together the diverse gifts of the international community to partner with local communities to help with city change. People come from around the world to work in partnership with those already on the ground serving their communities.

What we do

Megacities functions in multiple layers, all geared towards building spiritual momentum over a year of focus.

Short-term Teams

We invite international, multi-disciplined teams to come and partner city wide with local leaders. They come in “waves” which are three month cycles; working to continue the movement that began through previous Megacities teams. Teams go out and share the love of Jesus in every region of the city through all kinds of evangelism, intercession, mercy ministries and training. In past cities, over 1000 missionaries have come on short-term Megacities teams.

Prayer

There are often two approaches to reaching cities. The first approach is prayer, where believers are praying for God to come to their city. The second is when we go into communities and partner with God as He brings about change over time. The first calls us to pray and wait for God to come. The second calls us to plan and go with God to do His will. Megacities seeks to do both at the same time—pray and go.

Strategic Focus

Each city and each community is unique. As God highlights key areas of need and opportunity, Megacities draws on an extensive network of relationships and experience to engage the city in specific areas of greater need.

Partnership

We aim to partner with local churches and ministries every step of the way. Churches and ministries can be involved in many ways: working alongside teams, helping to organise seminars with visiting specialists, translating, hosting teams, attending conferences, and more. Teams will actively seek to include local Christians in their times of outward ministry, with the aim to see those local Christians excited, energized and equipped to reach out themselves to their city.

Mobilisation Conferences

Megacities plans to run two conferences, the Global Youth Outreach and the Let’s Go Missions Conference. Each conference seeks to ignite local youth and the Body of Christ to reach their city. The Global Youth Outreach inspires youth to follow God wholeheartedly and take the gospel to their streets. The Let’s Go Missions Conference challenges participants to recognize that all nations have a role in completing the Great Commission.

Seminar Speakers

Resource specialists, both local and international, come to equip local believers in areas of ministry focus. With the help of local leaders who can promote and host, interactive seminars are held in various locations throughout the city. All spheres of society are included with diverse training in areas such as: education, art, and evangelism, God’s character, using technology for the Kingdom of God, being a witness in the workplace, how to study the Bible, youth leadership and more.

Opportunities

Send a Team to Manila January - December 2017

Teams can arrive from January 2017 and be a part of our focus on Manila in the Phillipines throughout the year. We are excited to get this focus underway and invite you to consider bringing a team to be a part of our Megacities in Manila. To register your team or register your interest get in touch with our office at [email protected] Visit Our Site

You can also join the Megacities team in Perth, Western Australia. Our office provides the backbone for our Megacities focus. With openings in multi-media, administration, communications and more we are happy to welcome you to aboard - we need lots more people!

Stories

Westcoast News

The next Megacity: Manila, Philippines

by Shirley Brownhill, Director of YWAM Perth   It has been estimated that 60% of the world’s population will live in cities. This shift has already begun … Continued

By Elli Kim
on Jul 4, 2016

Celebration

30 Years of YWAM Perth

Youth With A Mission Perth spent one week to celebrate our 30th anniversary and reflect on the faithfulness of God. 700 members of our YWAM Perth … Continued

By Tirza Hartono
on Apr 16, 2016

Christian Life & Discipleship

The Great Unknown

“There are certain moments in your life when you kind of realise, WOW, it’s not about you.” I grew up in a Christian family, living … Continued

By karenmarotos
on Mar 18, 2016

Missions

Training and Equipping the Local Church in Kolkata

Pastor Michael* first heard about Megacities when another local Pastor told him that a team from Australia would be coming over to meet with them. Pastor … Continued

By Jo Smith
on Feb 11, 2015