Heart for the Community New Models for Urban and Suburban Ministry

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ISBN-13: 9780802410689
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List price: $29.99
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Publication date: 9/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Islam, gentrification, AIDS, and multiculturalism: Where do we face these realities? A few years ago, it was in the city. But today, many city dwellers are moving to the suburbs, either by choice or because of circumstances beyond their control. And this shift is changing both the urban and suburban landscape.With this shift in mind, editors John Fuder and Noel Castellanos have gathered together a team of experts to help you minister effectively in both the urban and suburban context. Divided into four sections--Critical Issues, Church-Planting Models, Ministering to Suburban Needs, and Para-Church Ministries--A Heart for the Community is a rich resource designed to help you do ministry today.

Noel Castellanos has worked in full-time ministry in Latino, urban communities since 1982, serving in youth ministry, church planting, advocacy and community development in San Francisco, San Jose and Chicago. He is chief executive officer of Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and was the founding pastor of Chicago's La Villita Community Church. In addition to being a popular speaker, Castellanos mentors young leaders across the United States and directs the CCDA Institute, training emerging leaders in the Christian Community Development philosophy. He was appointed to serve on President Obama's Council for Faith and Neighborhood Partnerships and has served as the chaplain for the Chicago Cubs. He has a deep passion to serve and invest in the lives of leaders committed to serving the poor.Noel is the coauthor of A Heart for the Community and New Models for Urban and Suburban Ministry and has contributed to various other books and publications including Deep Justice in a Broken World, A Heart for the City, and Crazy Enough to Care. He and his wife, Marianne, have three children and make their home in the barrio of La Villita in Chicago.

John Perkins was born on January 28, 1945 in Hanover, New Hampshire. He attended Brown University, and Boston University School of Management during the 1960s. His best-known book is Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004), an insider's account of the exploitation or neo-colonization of Third World countries by what Perkins describes as a cabal of corporations, banks, and the United States government. His 2007 book, The Secret History of the American Empire, provides more evidence of the negative impact of global corporations on the economies and ecologies of poor countries, as well as offering suggestions for making corporations behave more like good citizens. Since the late 1980's he has been heavily involved with non-profit organizations in Ecuador and around the world.

About the Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Critical Issues
Introduction
Gentrification: The Good News and the Bad News
Working Together to Restore Our Communities: Networking and Collaboration
"Exegeting" Your Community: Using Ethnography to Diagnose Needs
The Border, the Barrio, and the 'Burbs: Ministry Among America's Biggest Minority
A Special Blessing from the Lord? Muslims Among Us
Economic Development in the Hood: The Church's Role in Creating Jobs
New Wineskins: Paradigm Shifts for the Church
Growing a Church Through Prayer: The Story of Chicago Tabernacle
Church-Planting Models
Introduction
Jesus on the Mic: The Hip Hop Church
The Volcanic Model: An Eruption Within the Latino Community
Becoming a Chinese Neighbor: Pursuing a Church with Yellow and White
Church in Emerging Culture: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther Ministry
House Church: Historical and Current Trends
Hospitality in the City: Reaching the Nations Through Neighborliness
Healing the Hurting in Humboldt Park: Church Rebirth
"Alternative" Cell Church: A Training Lab for Urban Missions
Church in the City Center: Diversity and Constant Change
Ministering to Suburban Needs
Introduction
The Times They Are a-Changing: The Suburbanization of Poverty
Seizing the Moment: Churches in Racially Changing Communities
Mobilizing the Suburban Church: Moving from Charity to Development
Urban Issues in Suburban Towns? Poverty Among Luxury
Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Suburban Church: Intentional International Diversity
The Great Community: A Pathway from Diversity to Unity
Parachurch Ministries
Introduction
Loving the Sexually Broken: The World of Male Prostitution (Emmaus Ministries)
Heart to God and Hand to Man: The Salvation Army in Chicago
Unleashing the Family: Safe Families for Vulnerable Children (Lydia Home)
In Search of Lost Sheep: How Young Life Reaches North Side Teenagers
Using Principles of Excellence to Change Young Lives: By the Hand Club for Kids
Aggressive Evangelism: Taking the Gospel to the Streets (YWAM)
Notes
About the CCDA Institute

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