In response to the many challenges facing churches and ministries in our rapidly changing culture, a small team of senior leaders from one of Canada’s largest churches launched City Movement in the fall of 2015. We joined with Movement.org, an international network of Christian leaders from 200 global cities, to work together to impact our cities through Jesus’ message and mission. Our initial focus was to engage key leaders in Canada and some key cities in the US to listen deeply and reflect on the state of the Church in major cities. We studied emerging global trends to identify issues impacting younger generations. In 2016, we led a twelve week Millennial Think Tank examining their perspectives on the future of the church. We also investigated opportunities in digital platforms, data analytics, and transmedia storytelling.
By 2017, we recognized two strategic opportunities. The first was to build an online platform that would serve the broader church, a kind of movement map that would enable Christians and ministries to collaborate together. The second was to support FaithTech, a growing and innovative ministry that was mobilizing Christians working in technology. By the end of this year we are publicly launching our online platform called WayBase. We are excited about the future of the movement!