The Externally Focused Church

The Externally Focused Church

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by Rick Rusaw, Eric Swanson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0764427407

ISBN-13: 9780764427404

Pub. Date: 06/09/2004

Publisher: Group Publishing (CO)


If Your Church Vanished, Would Your Community Weep? Would Anyone Notice? Would Anyone Care?

"I will never forget the comment of one fourth-grade teacher as she stood there, amazed at the work being done on her classroom by complete strangers: 'If this is Christianity, then I'm interested,' she said."
from Forward by Rick Rusaw and Eric

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If Your Church Vanished, Would Your Community Weep? Would Anyone Notice? Would Anyone Care?

"I will never forget the comment of one fourth-grade teacher as she stood there, amazed at the work being done on her classroom by complete strangers: 'If this is Christianity, then I'm interested,' she said."
from Forward by Rick Rusaw and Eric Swanson

Learn from churches that have made serving their communities a priority--with dramatic results. Your church can be a firm pillar in your community because of the unwavering truth and love of its members.

Use case studies from churches that have mastered community service, and apply the action steps to:

  • Attract new believers and reach hurt and skeptical people through service
  • Use the resources your church already has to impact those in need
  • Learn how churches have made community service a part of their DNA
  • Help your members deepen their spiritual commitment through service
  • Discover practical ways to change your community--starting now

From the minister to the mechanic and the teen to the tenured, your church will expand God's kingdom when it extends his love to the people in your community.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764427404
Publisher:
Group Publishing (CO)
Publication date:
06/09/2004
Pages:
222
Sales rank:
557,681
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: Show and Tell
Chapter 1: What Is an Externally Focused Church?
Chapter 2: Becoming Externally Focused-One Church's Journey
Chapter 3: The Power of Service
Chapter 4: Helping People Grow
Chapter 5: Nothing Happens Outside of Relationships
Chapter 6: Good News and Good Deeds
Chapter 7: From Mercy to Justice
Chapter 8: Casting the Vision
Chapter 9: Assessing the Needs of Your Community
Chapter 10: Organizing for Usefulness
Chapter 11: The Best Is Yet to Come
Appendix
Scriptures Revealing God's Heart for the Poor, the Needy, Widows, Orphans, and Aliens
Scriptures Concerning Good Works and Good Deeds Resources

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The Externally Focused Church 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
gbautista72 More than 1 year ago
I agree with the premise of this book. The church is to be externally focused. This book offers many real life examples for churches & church members. It's practical & inspiring. I found myself wanting to go out & get started! I'm not in  church leadership, but I feel that I've gained insight, perspective & some ideas on how to help the church, any church, be externally focused.