City Sanctum: A Sanctuary for City Workers in Sydney (VIDEO)

By Tom Mills, Aug 22, 2023

MTW missionary Brent Kooi is the director of City Sanctum, a ministry reaching out to city workers in Sydney, Australia. City Sanctum, as the name indicates, is a sanctuary, a resting place to come after a hard week or a hard month of working in the day-to-day work world.

The purpose of City Sanctum is two-fold. It aims to minister to Christians who are working in a difficult work environment, exploring the interaction of faith and work, and how to be a Christian in a secular world. But it's also a place where it's easy to invite non-Christian friends and coworkers to explore those topics with you. It's not a Bible study, it's not a praise time, but it is a time of talking about work from a Christian perspective.

Tom Mills
Tom Mills is a content creator for Mission to the World. He is a graduate of Wheaton College. Tom loves meeting and interviewing believers all over the world, capturing stories of God's global church.
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Pray for City Sanctum, a ministry to businessmen and women in Sydney, Australia that helps believers live out their faith in the workplace, and welcomes non-believers exploring their faith. 

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Pray for Harbor City Church in Sydney, Australia, and their mission to reach Asia. “New Australians”—second-generation immigrants and internationalized young adults of predominantly Asian descent—are the source not only of Harbor City Church’s steady growth, but also of its impact, much of it through its Student Outreach to the World ministry.

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