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Uncommon Church: Community Transformation for the Common Good (Paperback)

Uncommon Church: Community Transformation for the Common Good By Alvin Sanders, Efrem Smith (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Alvin Sanders, Efrem Smith (Foreword by)
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How can the people of God develop churches in ways that help and don't hurt poor neighborhoods? In urban ministry, Christians too often treat the poor as goodwill projects instead of people. Because of this mindset, many remain unchurched. Healthy, local, urban churches are needed because they combine personal empowerment and community transformation.

Every poor neighborhood needs uncommon churches that will seek the common good of their communities. Alvin Sanders engages hard truths about these neighborhoods and provides a model for how to do ministry in difficult conditions. The local, urban church is the key to community transformation, as it plays three crucial roles of empowering, partnering, and reaching.

Pastors and church planters interested in Christian community development will find here practical insights into the power of the local church, which is often underrated. Churches can serve their communities and improve the quality of life of every facet of the neighborhood.

About the Author


Alvin Sanders (PhD, Miami) is the president and CEO of World Impact. He previously served as a pastor, church planter, and denominational leader for the Evangelical Free Church of America, leading its All People Initiative. He is the author of Bridging the Diversity Gap. He and his family live in Cincinnati.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780830841622
ISBN-10: 0830841628
Publisher: IVP
Publication Date: October 13th, 2020
Pages: 176
Language: English