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Most exciting development in the Church of the greater Philly area in the last hundred years?

For folks in the Philly area, this Nov 16 event has the potential for being the most exciting development in the Church of the greater Philly area in the last hundred years, in my not-so-humble opinion.  My longtime friend and GospelFriendships’ board member, Glenn McDowell is the co-chair of Philadelphia Gospel Movement.  I’ve been praying for this over the past two years.  Pasted below is Glenn’s latest prayer update.

— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships

Dear ministry partners and friends,

Over the past several years I have been laboring to build a network of churches and Christians in the marketplace in order to advance the gospel and serve our city together, in ways that we cannot do alone.

The Lord has now brought together amazing teams that are serving this purpose!  Now is the time for us to move to the next level and gear up with the resources to advance the mission, and prepare for Movement Day Philadelphia on November 9, 2019.

We have planned an engaging vision and fundraising event for Friday, November 16.  We have some exciting developments and stories which we will tell those of you who come.  You are invited!

This event is a big project on which our team has been working. Connie and I will be at all three locations that day for the breakfast, or lunch, or evening hors d’oeuvres.  So whichever venue you choose, we’d love to see you!

We pray that the event will fund these outcomes: that Greater Philadelphia will flourish spiritually, economically and culturally through the grace of Jesus Christ!

How will we measure transformation?

1. More disciples  A growing percentage of the population become disciples of Jesus, reversing the trend of secularization of our city.

2. More mercy  Christians, serving together, remedy some of the deepest needs of our city.

3. More Kingdom life  Christians humbly and boldly live out their faith by bringing grace and biblical justice to the marketplace and culture. They will impact social media, mass media, the arts, commerce, the criminal justice system and law, medicine, education, academia, public service, and the fabric of culture by connecting with each other and advancing excellence, grace and truth in each sphere.

All these mean that we need a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit!

I deeply appreciate your partnership!




Our Event Speaker Nov 16, is Bob Doll, the Chief Equity Strategist at Nuveen and former president of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers.  Working with leaders like Tim Keller and Mac Pier, Mr. Doll is the board chair of in New York City.  He has been involved in shaping “Movement Days” around the world since their inception in 2010. He is an excellent spokesman for how gospel movements are exploding, and the amazing impact they are having in their cities.

Friday Nov 16

One event

Three times and locations

Breakfast 7-8:30am

Aronimink Golf Club

3600 St Davids Rd

Newtown Square, PA 19073

Lunch 12-1:30pm

American Bible Society

North Independence Mall, 101 East

5th and Market Streets (Wells Fargo Building)

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Hors d’oeuvres & dessert 7-8:30pm

Franconia Heritage Banquet & Conference Center

508 Harleysville Pike Unit A

Telford, PA 1896

Through the generosity of our site hosts and other donors, there is no admission cost for this event.   Once you listen to the vision from our speaker, meet some of our key leaders, and see how God is at work, you will be given an opportunity to invest in PGM.

Dress for this event is business casual. The event is for adults only.

To Register:

For Questions, contact Skip Galanes at

or call 617-852-6575

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