Local Churches that are working for the good of the city are not usually the big, large, programmatic, wealthy, take-a-picture-of-an-event kind of churches. It’s the churches whose members are, because of Jesus, working for the good of the city in subterranean ways. It’s the quiet whispers of faithful presence and movements of hospitality and justice. It’s the small collectives of members living out their confession with others outside of the traditional power structures of a city.
You may have heard of them because they have a witness, but you may only really know who these churches are if you’re a part of them.