Church Among the Urban Poor

With Dr. Alvin Sanders

Denominations and church networks struggle doing church in any context that is not white, suburban, and upper-middle class

There needs to be a new way of viewing urban ministry



Church Among the Urban Poor

New Ways of Viewing Urban Ministry

Rev. Dr. Alvin Sanders

About Dr. Sanders: When people in under-resourced communities experience trauma, the local church can be a beacon of hope.  

Alvin Sanders learned this from firsthand experience. While serving as an urban leader in the second most violent neighborhood in the country, a tragedy took place. A police shooting with racial overtones rocked the neighborhood.  

As a response, Alvin planted an innovative church that continues to care for, serve, and encourage people from all walks of life. Through this experience he discovered his personal mission: to follow hard after God, to love his family, and to invest in those who invest in the poor.  

His educational background includes a BA in Biblical Studies from Cincinnati Christian University and a MA in Religion & Urban Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Miami University. Since 2004 he has served as an adjunct professor at a variety of seminaries across the nation.  

He is the author of the book Bridging the Diversity Gap. With his passion for church leaders, his move to World Impact in 2015 was a natural fit. In November 2017, Alvin was named the President and CEO of World Impact.

Monday, October 28th 2pmEST

Join us as together with Alvin Sanders, we explore just how the Church can and should be present to under-resourced communities and be the beacon of hope we are called to be.

In this unique, webinar experience-

We will examine the present, flawed paradigm of urban ministry • Talk extensively concerning what needs to change • Reveal what success looks like and how to get there

Presented by Missio Alliance in Partnership with World Impact


Don't miss this informative and challenging webinar!

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As the national training arm of World Impact, The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) equips leadership for the urban church, especially among the poor, in order to advance the Kingdom of God. Founded in 1995, TUMI has been dedicated to empower church planting movements to reach and transform America's inner cities, as well as cities around the world.  

In strategic partnership with churches, organizations, and church traditions, we establish training centers, TUMI Satellites, enabling urban churches and ministries to provide emerging leaders with affordable, effective resources for leadership development, church renewal, spiritual formation and pioneer mission.

World Impact also offers the Evangel School of Urban Church Planting, which provides a tool for urban churches, denominations, and mission agencies to host a contextualized church plant school in their city or region for those God has called to plant churches among the urban poor.