Matt Carter is the pastor of preaching and vision at the Austin Stone Community Church.
I first came in contact with him when I was attending the Passion Conference in Atlanta during my winter break of my freshman year of college. After the conference I listened to several of his sermons and have since heard him speak at The Gospel Coalition National Conference in 2015 and 2017. Matt Carter’s heart is for his church to be a church that loves the city of Austin and the world.
This sermon uses four biblical passages and one historical example to explain why their church, and all churches, should love the cities where they exist. I recommend listening to this sermon: