Kurt Miller has announced he will be working full-time with MetroGrace, an urban Grace Brethren church planting ministry in Philadelphia, Pa.
“Years ago, while national director of church planting and development for Grace Brethren North America Missions, I introduced the concept of World Class City Initiatives to our Grace Brethren Fellowship,” he says. “Dr. Jim Brown, church planter in Philadelphia, was one of the first to jump on board with the idea and incorporated MetroGrace as a Grace Brethren urban ministry.”
Miller recalls walking the streets of Philadelphia with Jim and others on his ministry team.
“I remember sharing Christ with various merchants on Frankfort Ave.,” he notes. “I have prayer-walked neighborhoods in northeast Philadelphia and have maintained friendship and prayer support for Jim’s ministry.”
Miller will serve as Director of Strategic Partnerships, working in the area of development and will be encouraging prayer and financial support for the ministry.
“I will advance the goals of MetroGrace by sharing the vision and inviting folks to serve urban ministries through short-term mission teams, internships and new church development,” he says. He will also represent the organization at colleges, universities, seminaries, and conferences and establish and maintain relationships through the development of advancing technologies, digital media, and social networking.
The position is a missionary assignment, he stresses, as he asks for prayer and financial support. “I have the opportunity to strategically partner with individuals, churches, and organizations for the advancement of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through urban ministries. He hopes to begin this summer, pending available funding. “As a missionary, I will also need personal commitments for long-term and ongoing financial support,” he adds.
Individuals or churches interested in assisting with this need may send tax-deductible donations to MetroGrace, 7721 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136. Be sure to indicate the gift is for Kurt Miller’s missionary support.
To be added to Miller’s Urban Strategic Partner Team for prayer and/or financial support, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.