An interesting post for all the “For the City” Churches.
One thing worth observing is that while Paul is said by many to have an URBAN strategy, the pattern in Luke-Acts is a HOUSEHOLD (oikos) strategy that stands out as much or more than the urban side. Of course urban areas were much more likely to host the extended family/business relations envisioned by the concept of Household/Oikos.
(I suppose it begs the question as to whether a first century city is exactly equivalent to a modern city sociologically, but that’s another question as well!)
A technical study on the topic of the “Household Conversion” being the focus of St. Paul’s ministry is found in:Household Conversion Narratives in Acts: Pattern and Interpretation (JSOT Supplement)
A much more popular, affordable, and practical exposition written by an actual evangelism practitioner and critic of the “prosperity gospel” (it’s worth the cost just to read the zingers!) is: The Luke 10 manual
It demonstrates how the “oikos” model is considered a viable mission strategy even today for a variety of reasons but does not address the “city” per se.