Dear City Family,
Fifteen – We are fifteen years old!
In an age when trends and organizations are gone in the blink of an eye, we’re deeply grateful to be able to celebrate our 15th year of impact. When City was born 15 years ago, we aimed to powerfully influence others for the Gospel, providing in-depth and compelling resources that would create individual, group, church, and cultural transformation.
Over the years, the impact has been difficult to measure, especially when you look at the deep-rooted spiritual work that occurs. However, we can celebrate the countless lives that have been changed by City’s ministry. Together, with your donations and support, we celebrate:
- Over 100,000 video series and 600,000 participant guides in distribution
- More than 20,000 churches mobilized
- An estimated 1,000,000 people impacted around the world
While we celebrate the significance of the past 15 years, this year has been incredibly rewarding. With the release of I Can Only Imagine, thousands of people worldwide have been challenged and moved by Bart’s compelling story of forgiveness, redemption, and hope.
We’ve received grateful messages from people all over the world, proclaiming the beautiful reconciliation they have experienced in their lives, all inspired by the movie and the resources City produced. Those who wrote described a deeper understanding of the radical nature of God’s love and forgiveness.
In addition to I Can Only Imagine’s success, the City team has focused on adapting the ministry to the ever-increasing digital age this year.
Our new virtual world provides 24-hour instant access to seemingly endless libraries of content; all of which compete for our time and attention. Recent trends show that:
- One-third of online activity is spent watching videos, with 45% of people watching more than an hour of Facebook or YouTube videos weekly.
- 55% of households subscribe to a paid video streaming service, watching approximately 15-hours weekly of streamed video (39% of total weekly video consumption).
Our Digital Platform
The streaming-video paradigm is a powerful opportunity for us to expose more people to the always relevant message of the Gospel. Last year we announced that we were developing a digital platform called REVEAL.
Phase one of the platform is now complete, and we are currently providing compelling Gospel-centered content to anyone, anywhere, at any time.
The digital platform contains City on a Hill’s entire library of content, plus a select number of videos from some of our ministry partners. Please take a few minutes to check it out at www.reveal-tv.com.
In 2019, our goal is to expand the reach and impact of REVEAL. With millions of people consuming hours of video per day, we pray that REVEAL will captivate their hearts and minds, drawing them closer to their loving God. While the platform is a resource for Christians, we pray that it will be a powerful tool that engages the lost as well.
How You Can Help
In order to add more captivating and clear teaching to a world of people who need to understand our loving God, we need your help and continued support. Let’s reclaim the time people use watching and streaming video to recapture their imaginations with the Gospel! We realize this is a God-sized task that is only achieved with His support and the support of His followers. We invite you to consider joining us in this mission! Partner with City on a Hill here.
Please prayerfully consider becoming a monthly donor or giving a one-time annual gift to support the mission and work of City on a Hill. Your donations will be used to powerfully impact people all over the world, hungry to know more about God.
We are grateful for you and the consideration of your support.
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