Linking Arms, Linking Lives: How Urban-Suburban Partnerships Can Transform Communities [NOOK Book]

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Among the various lines drawn between people in the church--male and female, young and old, black and white, rich and poor, Republican and Democrat--there is the line between the urban and the suburban. The stereotypes of the edgy, socially active, multicultural urban Christian and the middle-class, comfortable, upwardly mobile suburban Christian mix fact and fiction. Linking Arms, Linking Lives looks beyond stereotypes and makes a compelling case for partnership that crosses ...
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Linking Arms, Linking Lives: How Urban-Suburban Partnerships Can Transform Communities

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Overview

Among the various lines drawn between people in the church--male and female, young and old, black and white, rich and poor, Republican and Democrat--there is the line between the urban and the suburban. The stereotypes of the edgy, socially active, multicultural urban Christian and the middle-class, comfortable, upwardly mobile suburban Christian mix fact and fiction. Linking Arms, Linking Lives looks beyond stereotypes and makes a compelling case for partnership that crosses urban and suburban for effective ministry among the poor.
Drawing from a growing network of development practitioners, pastors, and theologians, this book focuses on the experiences of partnership between urban and suburban entities to provide both theological foundations and practical guidelines for those who desire to partner effectively. All who want to find viable ways to help the poor will welcome this thoughtful and hope-filled book. Includes a Foreword by Noel Castellanos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441201874
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 361 KB

Meet the Author

Ronald J. Sider is president of Evangelicals for Social Action and professor of theology, holistic ministry, and public policy at Palmer Theological Seminary. He is the author of the bestselling Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger and The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

John M. Perkins is cofounder of the Christian Community Development Association and director of the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the author of nine books, including Let Justice Roll Down.

Wayne L. Gordon is cofounder of the Christian Community Development Association and lead pastor of Lawndale Community Church in inner-city Chicago where he has ministered for thirty years.

F. Albert Tizon is assistant professor of evangelism and holistic ministry at Palmer Theological Seminary and director of Word & Deed Network of Evangelicals for Social Action. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Ronald J. Sider (PhD, Yale University) is the founder and president emeritus of Evangelicals for Social Action and distinguished professor of theology, holistic ministry, and public policy at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestselling Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger and The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience.
John M. Perkins is cofounder of the Christian Community Development Association and director of the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the author of many books, including Let Justice Roll Down, named by Christianity Today as one of the top fifty books that have shaped evangelicals.
F. Albert Tizon is assistant professor of evangelism and holistic ministry at Palmer Theological Seminary and director of Word & Deed Network of Evangelicals for Social Action. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Noel Castellanos Castellanos, Noel 11

Introduction Personal Words from the Authors Ron Sider Sider, Ron John Perkins Perkins, John Wayne Gordon Gordon, Wayne Al Tizon Tizon, Al 15

Pt. 1 Where We Do It: The Evolving Urban-Suburban Landscape

1 Location and Beyond 31

Pt. 2 Why We Do It: The Biblical Demand for Partnership

2 The Call to Radical Community 43

3 The Call to Spirit-Empowered, Holistic Mission 53

Pt. 3 How We Do (and Don't Do) It: Principles and Practice of Partnership

4 Partnership Essentials 65

5 Dos and Don'ts for Both Urban and Suburban Groups 77

6 Dos and Don'ts for Urban Partners 87

7 Dos and Don'ts for Suburban Partners 97

8 Partnership Fruit 111

Pt. 4 How Others Have Done It: Practical Models of Partnership

9 Leap of Faith: Urban-Suburban Churches in Partnership 125

10 Expanding to the City: Urban-Suburban Parachurch Organizations in Partnership 137

11 Beyond Profit: Businesses in Partnership 151

12 Hall of Faith: Ordinary Saints in Partnership 165

Pt. 5 Almost Ready to Do It: Looking Ahead

13 First Steps (or Just Do It!) 183

Conclusion: We Can Do It! 195

App. 1 Memorandum of Understanding 197

App. 2 Resources for Kingdom Partnership 201

Notes 217

Bibliography 233

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