Churches That Make a Difference: Reaching Your Community with Good News and Good Works / Edition 1

Churches That Make a Difference: Reaching Your Community with Good News and Good Works / Edition 1

by Ronald J. Sider, Philip N. Olson, Heidi Rolland Unruh
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801091330

ISBN-13: 9780801091339

Pub. Date: 04/01/2002

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Churches over the past generations have been weakened by a failure to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of their communities. Many have adopted a narrow vision, focusing on only one aspect of ministry. But in today's environment of faith-based opportunities many Christians are eager to start reaching out to their world with both Good News and good works, and

Overview

Churches over the past generations have been weakened by a failure to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of their communities. Many have adopted a narrow vision, focusing on only one aspect of ministry. But in today's environment of faith-based opportunities many Christians are eager to start reaching out to their world with both Good News and good works, and therefore they are searching for appropriate ways to integrate both into their ministry.
In Churches That Make a Difference, best-selling author Ron Sider and his coauthors give those involved in community outreach a comprehensive resource for developing holistic ministry--a balance of evangelism and social outreach. Illustrations and helpful organizational tips detail the how-to's of an effective holistic ministry. Case studies that show how different churches across the United States reach out to their communities provide a variety of ideas and practical applications. User-friendly tools are included as well for congregational studies, surveys, evaluations, and community assessments.
The authors draw on extensive experience with church ministries and faith-based organizations as they share the life-changing vision and biblical mandate for living the whole gospel. Church leaders will be encouraged in their process of developing and maintaining a holistic ministry, and local churches will rediscover a passion for loving the whole person the way Jesus did.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801091339
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Series:
Social Justice Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
550,314
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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