Who is For Columbus?
We are UNITING the Church of Columbus to be FOR the City of Columbus. In Jeremiah 29:7 God calls His people to “seek the peace of the city,” and many years later, Jesus prays in John 17:21 that we would experience the unity that he himself embodied as one with the Father.
For Columbus exists to accelerate gospel-saturated connection, collaboration, and catalytic ministry for personal, church, and city renewal. In order to meet the diverse needs of Columbus, we are calling the Church to participate in the great collaboration, a gospel-saturated ecosystem where Kingdom-oriented marketplace leaders, pastors, and Christian nonprofit directors can impact our city together. The result: the whole Gospel saturating the whole Church to impact the whole city.
Today, the For Columbus leaders and staff serve to connect the Church, collaborate for Kingdom impact, and catalyze innovated and unified mission across the city. We're committed to three things:
We tell stories across the city, curate valuable data to inform the Church of our city’s realities and highlight partnership opportunities for everyone to get involved.
We host strategic events that unite leaders for renewal and invite them to greater participation in the Church of Columbus.
We launch, resource, equip, and deploy impact networks across our city that drive gospel saturation, harness existing ministry, and scale impact.
What is One City Weekend?
One City Weekend is a four-day event that brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate our oneness with Jesus and mobilize local partnerships.
The event kicks off on Thursday with the "One City Leaders Summit", a conference for Christian leaders to connect, learn, and be inspired to lead with collaboration in mind.
On Friday night, "One City Worship" is an all-city gathering for worship and prayer, where thousands of people from different denominations and backgrounds come together to lift up the name of Jesus and intercede for our community.
Saturday is filled with opportunities to engage in the "One City Next Steps", which will include a list of ways to mobilize together and get involved in local faith-based ministries.
Finally, on Sunday, "One City Message" invites churches across the city to synchronize their sermons, preaching about our oneness with Jesus and the importance of unity in the body of Christ, and celebrate how God moved in this weekend.