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Transformational Community Ministry: An Overview

This article provides for readers an excellent introduction to the Biblical and practical vision of transformational community ministry.


 

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Transformational Community Ministry: An Overview



by Heidi Unruh (Evangelicals for Social Action, 2007)

Resource Type: Article with overview of topic and worksheets for application

Main Audience: Church leaders wanting to learn about and apply the principles of transformational community ministry


Summary:

This article provides for readers an excellent introduction to the Biblical and practical vision of transformational community ministry. Unruh illustrates and explains The Church and Community Transformational model from Eric Swanson’s book, The Externally Focused Church, showing readers how the mandates of God, the needs of the community, and the calling and capacity of the local church are all critical in transformational ministry.

Also included are two worksheets that help church leaders evaluate their own church’s current situation and take steps toward embracing transformational ministry. Two pages of guiding principles and a list of further resources conclude the article.


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