He has told you, oh man what is good; And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:8


Heart for the City is a ministry of re:source global that exists to guide churches and organizations toward postures and practices of Biblically -centered justice and compassion.


To ignite a movement of locally-focused, globally-minded churches and organizations that serve their communities in healthy and sustainable ways.

About Dr. Fuder

Dr. John Fuder is the Founder and Director of Heart for the City. Doc Fuder's passion to teach and train others to engage the city comes from his many years of experience in ministry in California and training students in Urban Studies at Moody Theological Seminary.  Now Doc Fuder is equipping the broader body of Christ to engage more deeply in contextualizing the Gospel in their local communities. He has also been leading the PrayChicago movement that began in 2014 and still growing today. He holds a B.R.E. from Prairie Bible College, an M.A. in Religion from Pepperdine University and a Ph.D. from Biola University. He and his wife, Nellie, have three children and a granddaughter and live on Chicago's north side.

"John is a man who loves the Lord, but who also loves the great city of Chicago with its sprawling neighborhoods, broken social systems, and well known reputation for criminal activity! Rather than run from these challenges, he is attracted to them, believing that God can be counted on to work mightily where the needs are greatest. At last we can benefit from John's expertise, so that we can better understand our particular city and minister without fear knowing that God Himself loves the cities of the world."

-Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
Senior Pastor
The Moody Church

"Today most Christians are not short on a desire to impact city neighborhoods for Christ. Our only challenge is that our good intentions are soon sabotaged by our inability to know and understand the neighborhood dynamics in which we are trying to work. This "pin the tail on the donkey" approach to neighborhood ministry sometimes is more harmful than helpful. So, a big time "thanks" to my friend John Fuder, who helps us take the blindfold off so that we can minister with eyes wide open toward effective outcomes."

-Joe Stowell
Cornerstone University

"I've had the privilege of working with my friend Dr. John Fuder for close to 25 years to make the Gospel relevant to under-resourced communities. It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend these tools to anyone who has a heart for seeing their communities impacted by the good news of Jesus Christ."

-Noel Castellanos
CEO, Christian Community Development Association (CCDA)

"They say the world is flat and that we are all one big interconnected community, yet many Churches still know little about their own communities. Dr. Fuder's teachings helps insure more effective outreach and better stewardship of Kingdom resources for reaching your community.

-Steve Roa
Director of Strategic Partnerships
US Center of World Missions