Shadow Christians: Making an Impact When No One Knows Your Name

Shadow Christians: Making an Impact When No One Knows Your Name

by Jeff Iorg
Shadow Christians: Making an Impact When No One Knows Your Name

Shadow Christians: Making an Impact When No One Knows Your Name

by Jeff Iorg


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Are you a shadow Christian?

Shadow Christians are people who work in the margins, in the shadows created by the spotlight shining on others. We often think they—we—are insignificant. But here’s the good news: God chooses and uses shadow Christians. 

There are some names in the Bible that everyone knows: Adam and Eve, Noah, Moses, Mary, Peter, Paul. But the Bible is also full of stories with unnamed characters. People who made a difference not in the spotlight, but in the shadows.

If you’re a shadow Christian, you matter to God, and he wants to use you to make a difference.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781535999090
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/10/2020
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jeff Iorg is president of Gateway Seminary, a learning network with five campuses and a robust distance learning program. He speaks frequently on leadership and pastoral ministry issues in conferences and classroom settings. Iorg maintains a leadership website at, is featured on the Lead On! podcast, and has written or edited several other books. He and his wife, Ann, live in Ontario, California.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Life in the Shadows 1

You matter, even if you are not well-known.

Part 1 God Chooses Shadow Christians

Chapter 2 God Knows Us Intimately 15

Through Jesus, shadow Christians know God intimately.

Chapter 3 God Loves Us Tenderly 33

Through Jesus, shadow Christians experience God's tender love.

Chapter 4 God Values Us Highly 51

Shadow Christians are valued by God.

Part 2 God Uses Shadow Christians

Chapter 5 We Experience God's Power 71

Shadow Christians experience God's power.

Chapter 6 We Share the Gospel 93

Shadow Christians share the gospel.

Chapter 7 We Are the Ministry Workforce 115

Shadow Christians are the ministry workforce.

Chapter 8 We Do the Dirty Work 133

Shadow Christians do the dirty work.

Chapter 9 We Lead Churches 149

Shadow Christians lead churches.

Chapter 10 We Start Churches and Ministries 167

Shadow Christians start new churches and ministries.

Chapter 11 We Fund Churches and Ministries 185

Shadow Christians fund ministry.


Chapter 12 Staying in the Shadows 203

You matter, but making your name well-known doesn't.

Notes 209

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