This dissertation is an empirical study of the current situation of the church in the non-Christian urban areas of Cairo. The historical background indicates that there is a relationship between the existing problems and the cultural traditions. The study focused on the leadership roles, the Pastoral and Outreach Ministries Council, and the Service and Development Council of the Synod of the Nile. In addition, one local church experience was studied in Cairo Presbytery in order to lead transformation processes through different kinds of ministry for church growth. The main point of this study was to develop a church planting training program. It was designed to produce social transformation within Cairo urban areas.
The Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Egypt is a minority, so this study identifies the need for the church to have an effective role and a deeper influence in urban areas of Cairo. A biblical and theological foundation is upheld to guide the newly graduated pastors and church leaders in preparing themselves before going out to live as an incarnated urban pastor or leader. A special course was designed for this study that will help to equip these groups of learners every year. A group of professional teachers and experienced leaders of outreach ministries were sharing. Several recommendations and further projects for the future also have been provided to deepen the role of the church in society.