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The risky, messy, life-changing world of urban ministry

by Patti Miller

“I’ve been in urban ministry for over twenty years.”

It’s odd to hear a statement like that come out of my own mouth. I┬ástartle myself and wonder when I became that person, simultaneously aware that I’ve barely scratched the surface of understanding what urban ministry is.

Patti Miller is our FT Interview for March/April.
Patti Miller is our FT Interview for March/April.

What I do know is this:

Urban ministry is different

Urban ministry is not just different as a single category, it is different within as well. Each city, each neighbourhood in each city, is different. The labels don’t work. You have to figure out the community in which God has placed you. And once you do, it will change.
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