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Our Services

City Impact Accelerator

Our collaborative process for enabling motivated teams from various influence groups to make rapid progress toward community change.

City Convene

Each year, GoodCities hosts leadership development conferences regionally so that the topics are contextually relevant to the participants. Regional conferences remove the barriers of long distance travel while providing access to nationally recognized presenters and best practices for deeply satisfying team building and planning experiences.

City Coach

We provide expert leadership coaching for facilitators of city movements and those in ministry with a kingdom focus. Our work includes customized strategy sessions to build your team and advance your mission.

City Connect

We distill and share what we are learning from innovative and collaborative leaders in cities to educate and equip others seeking to excel in their work for the common good.

Businesses Doing Good

Today businesses are going beyond “sustainability” which reduces the ecological footprint, to “doing good” in the communities where they are based and in places where they offer their products or services. This is a movement toward flourishing businesses and communities.

Featured Resources

The Good City:

Transformed Lives Transforming Communities

By Glenn Barth

The point of view expressed throughout this book is that cities are powerful shapers of culture. Because of this, people of faith and people of good will can work together to improve peoples’ lives and exert a positive influence on the direction of cultural change…

The Present Future

The Present Future:

Six Tough Questions for the Church

By Reggie McNeal

In this provocative book, author, consultant, and church leadership developer Reggie McNeal debunks these and other old assumptions and provides an overall strategy to help church leaders move forward in an entirely different and much more effective way. In The Present Future, McNeal identifies the six most important realities that church leaders must address

Missional Renaissance

Missional Renaissance:

Changing the Scorecard for the Church

By Reggie McNeal

Reggie McNeal’s bestseller The Present Future is the definitive work on the “missional movement,” i.e., the widespread movement among Protestant churches to be less inwardly focused and more oriented toward the culture and community around them. In that book he asked the tough questions that churches needed to entertain to begin to think about who they are and what they are doing; in Missional Renaissance, he shows them the three significant shifts in their thinking and behavior that they need to make that will allow leaders to chart a course toward being missional

Missional Communities

Missional Communities:

The Rise of the Post-Congregational Church

By Reggie McNeal

The third book in the trilogy that explores the popular missional movement

From Reggie McNeal, the bestselling author of The Present Future and Missional Renaissance, comes the third book in the series that helps to define and illuminate the popular missional movement. This newest book in the trilogy examines a natural outgrowth of the move toward a missional orientation: the deconstruction of congregations into very small Christian communities.

Our Cities

We partner with organizations in the following cities to help them make their cities better places to live and work. Click on the pins below to visit the web sites of the organizations or click the button at the bottom to see a list with web links.

Chandler, AZ

Phoenix, AZ

Tucson, AZ

Sacramento, CA

Modesto, CA

Atlanta, GA

Indianapolis, IN

Boston, MA

Batimore, MD

Detroit, MI

Lansing, MI

Minneapolis, MN

Charlotte, NC

Wilmington, NC

Winston-Salem, NC

Cincinatti, OH

Middleton, OH

Oklahoma City, OK

Houston, TX

Fort Worth, TX

London, UK

Seattle, WA

Milwaukee, WI

Recent Blog Articles


Reggie McNeal Joins GoodCities

Reggie McNeal Joins GoodCities

GoodCities is pleased to welcome Reggie McNeal as City Coach. He joins Glenn Barth who continues to serve as President. Through GoodCities, Reggie and Glenn offer leadership development through the City Impact Accelerator, City Convene, and City Coach. To welcome...

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Whole Church, Whole Gospel, Whole City

Whole Church, Whole Gospel, Whole City

(Third in the series on 30 Actions and Ideas that Create Good Cities) In 1975 I was considering a position with Young Life in the Pittsburgh area. All potential staff met with Reid Carpenter (pictured below), the Young Life Regional Director. Reid began that day with...

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A Unifying Vision Creates a Good City

A Unifying Vision Creates a Good City

(Second in the series on 30 Actions and Ideas that Create Good Cities) Earlier this month I attended a breakfast that honored the Resourcefullness Award winners hosted by the accounting and consulting firm, Eide Bailly. Jill Kohler, Development Director for the...

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