God calls His Church to take the Gospel into the world, but what about meeting the day-to-day needs of your local community? Daniel Bernard uses practical, motivating examples from his ministry, Somebody Cares Tampa Bay, and from Christians all over the U.S. to illustrate how unity among believers and parnerships with local businesses can transform communities. If you're concerned about the problems close to home, The Church at Its Best will give you tools to begin solving them. Bernard offers scores of effective ideas, including:
. Prayer tools to help you bless your neighbors
. 84 ways to promote unity among churches
. 33 reasons the Church needs the poor
. 77 ways to effectively minister through your business
A call to action for people everywhere who care about their cities!
"Not written out of the ivory tower of theory but from the crucible of experience."
-Doug Stringer, founder, Somebody Cares America/International
"If you are up for a challenge, read these pages. You will fall in love with your city and with the Lord at a deeper level than you thought possible."
-Steve Sjogren, founding pastor, Vineyard Community Church, Cincinnati
"Daniel Bernard's practical insights and encouragement will be of significant help to anyone who desires to minister effectively in a city."
-Dr. Paul Cedar, chairman, Mission America Coalition
"As we put this cutting-edge book into practice, we can change our neighborhoods..."
-Pat Robertson, founder and chairman, Christian Broadcasting Network