101 Ways to Reach Your Community

by Steve Sjogren. Navpress, 2000.


This easy-to-read book helps congregations focus outward through service.


giveaway ideas, novel service ideas, 101 different acts of kindness

Recommended Audience

clergy, lay leaders, and volunteer manager


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Engage with your community by hosting events like a bike fix-up clinic or by setting up a "free prayer" table at fairs.
  • Brainstorm unique worship service ideas with a small group after reading this book.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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