Some Publications by Viv Grigg

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Servos entre os Pobres

    • 1984 Companion to the Poor, Albatross Books: Sydney. ......
      1990, 2nd edition 1990 MARC: Monrovia, CA,
      2005  Indian edition, YWAM: Chennai.
      2006, rev edn, London: Authentic.
      tr. in Portuguese 1988 Servos Entre Os Pobres, Comibam/Aura Books: Sao Paulo , Brazil.
      2006 rev edn  Ultimato: Curitiba
      tr. in German 1990 Mit den armen leben, Wolfgang Simson Verlag: Lorrach.
      tr. in Spanish 1994 Siervos Entre Los Pobres, Nueva Creacion: Buenos Aires and Eerdmans.
      tr. in Korean 1995, _______________________, IVP: Seoul.
    • 2010 3rd Edn.   Auckland: Urban Leadership Foundation.
  • 1992 Cry of the Urban Poor, MARC
    tr. in Portuguese. 1994 O Grito Dos Pobres Na Cidade, Missao Editora: Sao Paulo.
    2006 rev Edition, London: Authentic
  • 1992-1997 (Revised yearly) Transforming Cities: An Urban Leadership Guide, Auckland: Urban Leadership Foundation.
  • 2000 Creating an Auckland Business Theology. Urban Leadership Foundation. 80 pp.
  • 2009 The Spirit of Christ and the Postmodern City. Auckland: Urban Leadership Foundation and Lexington, KY: Emeth Press.
  • 2010 Conversations on Economic Discipleship. Auckland: Urban Leadership Foundation.
  • 2016 Kiwinomics. Auckland: Urban Leadership Foundation


Some Professional Papers, Book Chapters and Articles

  • 1985 Servants Movements: Protestant Orders with Vows of Non-Destitute Poverty. Urban Leadership Foudation
  • 1987 "Sorry the Frontier Moved!" Urban Missions, 4:4 (March 1987),12-25.
    tr in Portuguese . "Desculpe! A Fronteira Mudou-Se." Teologico, Sociedade Dos Estudantes de Teologia Evangelica: Sao Paulo
  • 1989 "Cities of God - Cities of Men." 3 part series in Challenge Weekly: Auckland , November 1989.
  • 1987 "The Urban Poor: Prime Missionary Target." Evangelical Review of Theology, July 1987, pp 261-272. Reprinted 1989 in Urban Ministry in Asia, chap 18 , Asia Theological Association, pp 185-197.
  • 1989 " Squatters, The Most Responsive Unreached Bloc." Urban Missions, 6:5 (May 1989), 41-50.
  • 1992 "Church of the Poor." In Discipling the City: A Comprehensive Approach to Urban Mission Baker: Grand Rapids, Michigan, 159-170.
  • 1993 "Reaching the Cities." In Vision New Zealand Congress, Vision New Zealand, 429 Queen Street , Auckland.
  • 1993 "Intercessors and Cosmic Urban Spiritual Warfare." International Journal of Frontier Missions Vol 10:4 Oct 1993. tr into Korean in 1995 by the Korea AD2000 Movement and Beyond by Jubilee Tech International.
  • 1995 "Spiritual Warfare and the Poor in the Gateway Cities." In Praying Through the 100 Gateway Cities, C. Peter Wagner, Mark Peters, eds. YWAM Publishing: Seattle.
    tr. into Korean by the Korea AD2000 Movement and Beyond by Jubilee Tech International.
    tr. into Portuguese "La Guerra Espiritual y los Pobres en las Ciudades de Acesso". In Orando por Las 100 Ciudades de Accesso a la Ventana 10/40, C Peter Wagner, Stephen Peters y Mark Wilson, eds. Editorial Unilit.
  • 1997 "Transforming the Soul of Kiwi Cities." In New Vision New Zealand Vol 11(1997) , Bruce Patrick, ed., Auckland: Vision New Zealand.
  • 1997 "Transforming the Soul of the Nation." In New Vision New Zealand Vol III , Bruce Patrick, ed., Auckland: Vision New Zealand.
  • 2000. Apostolic Orders with Vows of Non-Desitute Poverty. 2nd edn. Urban Leadership Foundation.
  • 2003. Jesus Seminary in the Slums.
  • 2004. Radical Restructuring of the Seminary
  • 2005 "Foreward". In Quest for Hope in the Slum Community: A Global Urban Reader, Scott Bessnecker, ed., Waynesborough, GA: Authentic, pp 1-2.
  • 2005 " Never the Same Again: Face to Face with Poverty", "To Have or Not to Have? Economically Just Lifestyles", With Justice for All", reprinted in Quest for Hope in the Slum Community: A Global Urban Reader, Scott Bessnecker, ed., Waynesborough, GA: Authentic, pp39-44;45-50;269-282.
  • 2010. Hovering Spirit, Creative Voice, Empowered Transformation: A Retrospective.  Living Mission, Scott Bessnecker ed. IVP Books. pp 23-35.
  • 2011 Urbanization. Dictionary of scripture and ethics.J.B. Green, ed. Grand Rapids:Baker Book House. pp 799-801.
  • 2012. Uma igreja relevante e encarnada - discipulado economico [The Incarnate and Relevant Church - Economic Discipleship]. Lutando para igreja. [Battle for the Church]. A. Ramos & R.Bituin, eds. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Vox Litteris, Editorial Hagnos. pp 219-235.
  • 2012 Hovering Spirit, Creative Voice, Empowered Transformation: A Retrospective. Bangkok: The New Urban World Journal. Vol 1:1. Stephen Burris, ed. Bangkok: International Society of Urban Mission.
  • 2014. Economic Disipleship: Vulnerability to Liberate the Vulnerable. Global Missiology English.  Enoch Wan, Ed.

Some Popular Articles

  • 1979-80 "Discipleship", "Discipleship and Self: The Beatitudes", "Discipleship and Possessions." Reach Communique, Manila: Reach, Vol 1:2, 2:1, 2:3
  • 1984 "The Poor Wise Man and ytrevoP the Demon." The Reaper: pp 16-19. Bible College of New Zealand: Auckland. August 1984. Reprinted in World Mission Guide, World Christian Magazine: Los Angeles, pp 9-11, 1988
  • 1987 "The Poor Wise Man of Calcutta." Urban Missions, 5:2 (Nov 1987): 43-44
  • Korean Translations of articles in Gospel and Context, 1995:8, pp 76-81, 9:112-117, 1996, 1997
  • 1988 "Of Barefoot Dentists... and Rich Young Rulers." Urban Missions, May 1988 and Transformation 1991, No 1, p25.
  • 1992 "AD2000 Cities Track Partnering Missions to Reach Cities." in AD2000 Cities Track News, Vol 1:1.
  • 1992 "A Crucial Hour for the 1000 Least Evangelized Cities" , In Cities and Slums Newsletter, Vole 1:2, June 1992
  • 1992 "AD2000 Sister Cities Network", In Cities and Slums News, Vol 1:3, Sep 1993.
  • 1992 "Living Among the Poor." In World Vision, Oct/Nov 1992, pp 19,20.
  • 1995 " Unified Leadership: The Key to Revival Within Our Cities." New Zealand Baptist, June 1995
  • 1996 "Development Perspectives in Cities" in Tear Talk, July, 1996.
  • 1996 " The Cost of Intercession: Reflections on a Calcutta Love Story." New Zealand Baptist, June 1996.
  • 2000 Urban Theology as Transformational Conversation: Hermeneutics for the Post-Modern Cities, Auckland: Urban Leadership Foundation.

Some Major Conference Involvements

  • 1989 Laussanne Congress on World Evangelization, Manila. 2 Sessions on Ministering to the Urban Poor.
  • 1993 VisionNZ Congress plenary on "Reaching the Cities"
  • 1995 Global Congress On World Evangelization, Seoul , Korea. Plenary Session. Leader of the AD2000 Cities Network.
  • 1996 Mission Korea 96, a gathering of eight student movements, plenary on "The Cry of the Urban Poor" and seminars.
  • 1996 AD2000 Urban Poor Network, Hong Kong. Leadership team , several seminars, plenary
  • 1997 Vision NZ Congress plenary on "Transformation of the Nation."
  • Numerous City Leadership Consultations in nations and cities.
  • 1997 Korean Students for Christ plenary and seminar
  • 1998 Korean Students for Christ plenary address, "The Poor Wise Man" and seminars
  • 1998 Asbury Seminary, Kingdom Conference, keynote speaker, "The Cosmic Christ in Cities From Hell" and forums.

1996, 1997, 1998 Australian AD2000 National Leadership Consultations as plenary speaker

1999 Vision for Auckland Huis, organiser, keynote address on "Six Battlefronts in Auckland"

2000 Transformational Conversations: Developing Indigenous Theologies hui, Auckland, facilitator.

2001 Biola Missions Conference, addresses, "Reaching the Poor of Asia's Mega-Cities", "The Judgement of God on a Post modern City".

2008 RENAS Brazil, keynote, "Jesus-style Seminary in the Slums"

2009 , Sao Paulo, Brazil. "Igreja Relevamente e Incarnacional"

2009 Revitalization Consultation, Asbury Seminary, “The Spirit of Christ and the Postmodern City” KY: Asbury Seminary, Oct 2009.

   2013 (February).Multiplying Millions in Holistic Slum Movements:Apostolic and Diaconal Perspectives. Presentation given at the second gathering of the International Society of Urban Missions. Bangkok, Thailand.

•    2013.Theology and Practice of Land Rights.Conference plenary address and workshop presented at the Call2Compassion and Justice conference. Mumbai, India.

•    2013.Economic Discipleship: Vulnerability to Liberate the Vulnerable. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Alliance for Vulnerable Mission. Norwalk, England.

•2014 CMESP. O Reino de Deus e Economia Solidaria. Plenary at the Conferência Missionária do

Estado de São Paulo (CMESP), Rio de Janiero, Brazil

• 2014 February, MoveIn, Toronto.


"The Poor Wise ManSee also White board explainer video,“The Poor Wise Man

"Hovering Spirit, Creative Voice"


"Developing a Poor Peoples' Church"


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Movie about Viv Grigg's work

Stewart, David, 2016. Poor Wise


2004 Encarnacao Alliance Training Commission website.

2006 Urban Poor Churchplanting.

2009 Urban Spirituality.

2009 Land Rights

2017 Economic Discipleship. - 40 podcasts for oral learners