What does "Urban Doxology" mean?

An “urban doxology” is any liturgy, preaching, or music and arts that crosses boundaries in ethnicity, race, and class that prepares God’s people for the city of God.


Urban Doxology is a ministry of that writes the soundtrack of reconciliation in the racially diverse and gentrifying neighborhood of Church Hill, Richmond, VA. The band evolved out of the Urban Songwriting Internship Program that is a partnership with Arrabon and East End Fellowship. Most of band members are an active part of East End Fellowship, a community that endeavors to be a faithful presence seeking God’s joy and justice for their neighborhood out of love for Christ. Urban Doxology is a ministry of Arrabon. Watch the TED Talk below for an explanation from Arrabon founder, David Bailey, about why we do what we do.



Get to know the members of Urban Doxology.

What is Urban Doxology About?

"A collection of worshippers, artists and leaders who create, demonstrate, and live the sound of reconciliation." - Kim

"Music is created by God! It's a tool that humans have for giving Him glory!  Music is also expressive - it can oftentimes convey our emotions and thoughts more effectively than words alone." - Erin

"Urban Doxology is about creating worship music and cultures of communal worship that go against the grain" - Stephen

"I've already been so spiritually enriched by the experiences Urban Doxology has had as a group. These are my favorite people to do life with. It's humbling and overwhelming." - Jessica

"Urban Doxology allows me to see leaders who are spearheading reconciliation and urban ministry. And I love to sing...Urban Doxology provides an avenue to do what I love but with a kingdom purpose." - Makeda

"Urban Doxology is building bridges between cultures for God's Kingdom through music/worship and liturgy." - Toya

"Reconciliation through music and theology that breaks down all strongholds in race" - Trevelle

"Church typically represents racial division, even if unintentionally. We should honor God in His desire that we live peacefully as one people." - Jeremy