In It to Win It – Be A Conquering Church

by | Oct 27, 2022 | Church Leadership, Church Planting, Church Revitalization

Is your church in it to win it? 


Every Church needs to be in their city to WIN their city. That has to be the heart cry of every pastor and leader in a church for that to happen. And that’s not an easy thing.


The pastor MUST see the city as “His” city, not my church, but my city!


The pastor and leaders must have passion for the city. They must weep over it, pray over it, know it, get involved in it, and… LOVE it.


Never focus on satisfying the crying mouths in the “nest” on Sunday; if you do, you have lost the city.


Never in scripture do I see the people of God called to conquer a group of people, but rather whole cities, regions, and nations.


Being in your city to win it, means a different mindset of doing church.


It calls into question and puts every action and reaction on the table of change. The battle lines of an ongoing war change daily, weekly and monthly. However, most of us are doing the same things today that we did years ago!


We must learn to put our ear to the ground and hear the cries of our city.


We must put our ear to the lips of God and ask “What next Father?” It takes a big mission shift to understand the reality that God has called us to reach cities and not just to satisfy people.


I don’t know about you, but my city has a calling on it.


God has called us to more than just serve, love, give, preach and teach. God has called us to Win a City for the Kingdom, that is our calling, and that is what we will set our eyes on and hands to.

What about you?

What say you?


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Artie Davis

Artie Davis is the Founding Pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Orangeburg, SC. Cornerstone is an International multi-site & multi-ethnic church with locations in the US & Liberia, West Africa. Prior to launching Cornerstone, Artie was a successful entrepreneur and has a passion for coaching and multiplying leaders and writes about it almost exclusively on his blog, He is also the founder and Director of a church planting movement called the Its passion is to partner and plant “life-giving” & “ethnically reflective” churches in smaller cities & communities. Artie is also the Executive Director of, a national gathering movement for leaders and pastors in smaller cities. Internationally, Artie is Co-Founder of Think Liberia (USA), a partnering organization that helps meet physical, medical and spiritual needs of those in the West African nation of Liberia. Artie is married to his life-partner, best friend & wife Georgie. They live in SC, and have three children.