The mission of the urban ministry leader is to impact their neighborhood, city, or area of service in way that brings about spiritual and social renewal to that particular community. The following resources focus on ministry effectiveness. Leaders and ministries have to know, listen and interact with their community with dignity, seeking to have relationships that are mutually beneficial.
Ministry Effectiveness Best Practices – This document is derived from our Thriving Index assessment tool and captures best practices for setting up, implementing, and evaluating ministry initiatives designed to impact the neighborhood.
Session 3 Videos:
Other Ministry Resources:
- Christian Community Development Association (CCDA)
- Communities First Association (CFA)
- Focused Community Strategies (FCS)
- Cities: Playgrounds or Battlegrounds?, David Hillis
- Thriving City Blocks, Nate Ledbetter
- Free at Last?: The Gospel in the African‐American Experience, Carl F. Ellis, Jr. In the Name of Jesus
- Jesus and the Disinherited, Howard Thurman
- Justice, Mercy and Humility: Integral mission and the poor, Edited by Tim Chester with contributions from C. Rene Padilla, Tom Sine, and Elaine Storkey
- Let Justice Roll Down, Dr. John M. Perkins
- Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat‐Up, and Burnt Out, Brennan Manning
- The Briarpatch Gospel: Fearlessly Following Jesus into the Thorny Places, Shayne Wheeler
- The Provocative Church, Dr. Graham Tomlin
- Up from Slavery, Booker T. Washington
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