|Organization Name:||City Movement|
|Project Name:||Movement Map|
|Purpose of Investment:||To develop a digital space to network Christian leaders in Canada.|
The initial focus for City Movement is to engage key leaders in Canadian and other global cities to listen deeply and reflect on the state of the Church in major cities, emerging global trends, and issues impacting the new generation. This research includes opportunities in digital platforms, data analytics, and transmedia storytelling. Their goal is to determine a collaborative strategy that will be effective in cities.
In this investigation they are engaging a wide range of leaders and ministries. These include Willow Creek Leadership Centre, Alpha Canada, Church Planting Canada, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Youth Unlimited/Youth for Christ, Power to Change, World Vision, Compassion Canada and many others. They are in active conversation with denominational leaders, pastors of large churches, and a host of other church leaders. They are also engaged with key marketplace leaders, particularly in the areas of media arts and digital platforms.
This project will develop a digital platform that serves as a movement map for Christians leaders, Christians, and city leaders to use for strategic collaboration and effective engagement within the city.
They will build and test beta version in fall 2017 and winter 2018. Included in this stage is the development of a business plan for the successful launch of this platform including:
- Build beta version
- Complete data clean up
- Establish first round of super users to test beta version
- Better data for leaders to make better decisions
- Centralized platform to track health, impact, and relevant data for the church
- Centralized platform to support additional digital tools that resource ministries