The mission of Movement Day Greater Dallas (MDGD) is to unite the body of Christ around a common purpose in order to achieve measureable progress against the greatest spiritual, social, and humanitarian challenges facing the city. MDGD will also serve as a model and catalyst for gospel movements worldwide.
Consider these sobering statistics:
64,600 persons per week seek help from food pantries or soup kitchens
6,000 runaways annually
One out of three runaways is lured into sex trafficking within 48 hours
The fastest growing religious preference is “None”
Largest refugee population in American
52% of students in South Dallas never graduated High School
Over 565 churches & agencies were connected for citywide efforts
historic racial reconciliation movement underway involving more than 50 churches
Marketplace leaders have provided monthly re-entry coaching for released prison inmates
A Millennials network, INITIATIVE, was birthed and has attracted 2,000 young people ranging in age from 20–40
An “Explore God” social media campaign had 400 churches participate
1800+ volunteers participated in acts of service on Transform Dallas Day
Our plan is to convene and collaborate with the faith community from all quadrants of Greater Dallas. We are also partnering with The New York City Leadership Center (NYCLC) and drawing upon the experience and intellectual capital of Dr. Mac Pier, founder and CEO, The NYCLC and Dr. Tim Keller, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church.
The strategy is to identify like-minded Dallas leaders who desire to design, mobilize and invest in a long – term strategy that will impact Dallas. The result will be the creation of specific plans to accelerate or incubate best practices to address the issues facing the city and to serve as the focus of the combined efforts of hundreds of organizations throughout Greater Dallas.
Movement Day Greater Dallas will be conducted in collaboration with Movement Day New York City held every October and hosting leaders from around the world.