Urbanization refers to a process in which an increasing proportion of an entire population lives in cities and the suburbs of cities. Urbanization has effects on the ecology and economy of the region. But sociologists observe that people’s psychology and lifestyles change in an urban environment.
We should realize that most of the people in the last days will be urban people. We should equip ourselves for effective evangelism for the urban unreached. This course is designed to equip church church leaders to face the challenges of urban ministry.
The Philippines has more than 1,608 towns and cities with a significant number of conversion of municipalities into cities. In the year 2000, 16 new cities were created and 15 more were converted in the first half of 2001, bringing the total number of cities to 115. Just this year, more cities were proposed to be created. By the year 2020, it is estimated that the country will have more or less 600 cities and urban centers.