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City Life 2021 Schedule & Links

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” God was at work. He created humankind and gave them work to do. We were created in the image of a God who works. We were all created with gifts and a purpose to cultivate God’s world. 

City Life (CL) is about equipping everyday Christians to connect their faith to their work. During CL, you will see how your work matters to God and how you can leverage your passions and skills in your vocation for the mission of God. 


Pre-Project Reading:

Read Genesis 1 & 2 and watch this Bruce Ashford message on “The Gospel and Work”


Summer Schedule

May 23rd (All Day) - Orientation Day (Includes a forum on the Theology of Work) - detailed schedule below

May 25-July 13 - Bible Study (Tuesday Nights)

May 27th at 7 pm service at Capital Hills Campus (Commissioning)

June 4th, 6-8:30 pm: Forum on Being a Disciple-Making Disciple in the Marketplace

June 17th, 6-8:30 pm: Forum on Calling: Using Your Skills & Passions for the Mission of God

June 24-27: Church Planting Trip to Charlottesville, VA (Includes a forum on Church Planting)

July 7th, 6-9 pm: Closing Dessert Celebration

Optional Social/Service Events:

May 28th - Late Night with City Project

June 12th - Adoption/Foster Family Fun Day (sign-up to serve, usually in the morning)

July 4th - Social with City Project/July 4th Celebration


James Bible Study Reading Schedule

  • May 23 Read the book of James & The Five Identities of a Disciple (pg.9)
  • May 23–29 Read the book of James & HEAR James 1:1-18
  • May 25 (Tuesday) Bible Study/D-Group @ Kohmans (2916 Cherrybark Dr. Durham)
  • May 30–June 5 Read the book of James & HEAR James 1:19-27
  • June 1 (Tuesday) Bible Study/D-Group @ Shields (8516 Metronome Ln, Raleigh)
  • June 6–12 Read the book of James & HEAR James 2:1-13
  • June 8 (Tuesday) Bible Study/D-Group @ Kohmans 
  • June 13–19 Read the book of James & HEAR James 2:14-26
  • June 15 (Tuesday) Bible Study/D-Group @ Maddie's (Address Coming)
  • June 20–26 Read the book of James & HEAR James 3:1-12
  • June 22 (Tuesday) Bible Study/D-Group @ Kohmans 
  • June 27–July 3 Read the book of James & HEAR James 3:13-4:10
  • June 27 (Sunday) Bible Study/D-Group @ Charlottesville CP Trip
  • July 4–10 Read the book of James & HEAR James 4:11-5:6
  • July 6 (Tuesday) Bible Study/D-Group @ Kohmans 
  • July 11–17 Read the book of James & HEAR James 5:7-20
  • July 13 (Tuesday) Bible Study/D-Group @ TBD with Dinner @ 6 pm


Orientation Day Schedule: May 23rd

Books/Resources
    Read Genesis 1 & 2
    Watch Bruce Ashford’s “Gospel and Work” Message

Breakfast & Check-in 
    8 a.m. @ Re-City in Downtown Durham (112 Broadway St, Durham)
    8–8:30 a.m. Breakfast
    8:30 a.m. City Life Vision/Logistics/Overview
    8:45 a.m. Tearsheets (Get to Know Each Other)
    9:30 a.m. Break 
    9:45 a.m. God Created Work Discussion
    10:45 a.m. Break
    11:00 a.m. Worship @ DDC (Carolina Theatre)
    12:30 p.m. Lunch (Foster's Market)

Solitude Time @ Local Coffee Shops or Parks, etc.
    2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Read Intro to James and Entire Book of James (HEAR James 1:1-18)

Dinner at Kohman’s (2916 Cherrybark Dr. Durham)
    A conversation about life after college
    5:00–7:30 p.m.

Content Overview & Links

Here is the City Life 2021 Student Guide for the summer.

Week 1 - Growing as A Disciple of Jesus (After College)

    Books & Resources

        The Gospel - Ephesians 2:1-10

        Worshiper - Right View of God’s Presence - Francis Chan

        Family Member - What is A Healthy Church Member? (Ch. 6) - Thabiti M. Anyabwile

    APPLICATION - Invite a coworker/neighbor to hang out with you & other City Life students

Week 2 - Growing as A Disciple of Jesus (After College)

    Books & Resources

        Servant - Philippians 2:1-11

        Steward - Six Defining Characteristics of the Successful Life (Acts 20:17-38) - JD Greear

        Witness - Gospel Tools - FISH Resource

    APPLICATION - Initiate to spiritual at work with a coworker or with a neighbor

Week 3 - Marketplace Excellence for the Common Good

    Books & Resources

        Every Good Endeavor - Tim Keller (Forward.–Ch. 1)

        Listen to Tim Keller’s “Work and Rest” sermon

        Read “Why Work” - Dorothy Sayers

    APPLICATION - Plan out your entire week and schedule a sabbath day of rest

Week 4 - Marketplace Excellence for the Common Good

    Books & Resources

        Every Good Endeavor - Tim Keller (Ch. 2-4)

        Watch Jessica Kim’s “For Love” talk from Praxis

        “How to Glorify God at Work” - John Piper

    APPLICATION - Answer the questions in Appendix A about your major & career field

Week 5 - Mission & Justice in the Marketplace

    Books & Resources

        I Am Called – Ryan Brooks (Intro - Ch. 2)

        Watch J.D. Greear’s “Determining Your Calling” talk

        Every Good Endeavor - Tim Keller (Ch. 9-10)

    APPLICATION - Put a Church Plant Launch Team on the table and ask God if this is something he would want you to strongly consider when you graduate

Week 6 - Mission & Justice in the Marketplace

    Books & Resources

        Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth - Thaddeus J. Williams (Part 1 & 2)

        Watch “Grace, Justice, & Mercy” Brian Stevenson & Tim Keller

        Read “Doing Justice in the Marketplace” by Richard Chewning

APPLICATION - Begin praying for justice, start here: Grace, Justice & Mercy Prayer Guide

Week 7 - Leveraging Your Career for the Mission of God

    Books & Resources

        I Am Called – Ryan Brooks (Ch. 3-5)

        Every Good Endeavor - Tim Keller (Ch. 11)

        Watch “Is Your True Calling to Business?” Jo Plummer & Mats Tunehag

    APPLICATION - Share your testimony & the gospel with a coworker or neighbor

Week 8 - Leveraging Your Career for the Mission of God

    Books & Resources

         Every Good Endeavor - Tim Keller (Ch. 12)

        Read “Workplace Evangelism Abroad Begins with Workplace Evangelism at Home” by Sebastian Traeger

        Listen to the “Story: God & Money” on The Bible Project Podcast

    APPLICATION - Read Appendix B & Appendix C and make a budget