An IDEA BUILT ON LOVING AS CHRIST LOVED
Where Formation Meets Service
When Dr. Jonathan Reyes founded Christ in the City in 2010, he understood that young people were seeking to give themselves in a radical way to make a positive change in the world.
At the same time, they were searching for meaning in life and facing the challenges that their Catholic faith presented in a culture that has drifted so far from God. Dr. Reyes envisioned a program that would form young people to “think with the Church” on the issues of our time, while at the same time, putting that faith into action: loving our brothers and sisters in the streets.
The mission of Christ in the City is rooted in drawing it’s participants into an intimate relationship with Jesus, touching what it means to be human: being loved by God in the midst of our own poverty and being called to love those around us in the midst of their own poverty.
Through this process, missionaries are better equipped to grow during their time with us and thrive as emerging leaders who return to their communities with a profound and mature faith. They return home with the skills to form others in service and to evangelize our culture and society.