7 Creative Models for Community Ministry

by Joy Skjegstad. Judson Press, 2013.

This book outlines seven ministry models to serve a local community, detailing the criteria of each and providing information to decide which is best for your context.


starting a nonprofit, donating goods or money, advocacy and public policy, mobilizing volunteers, models to serve

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Increase community engagement by choosing the right model for your congregation, looking at the specific criteria for each in order to select the best fit.
  • Form a committee to oversee local community engagement after reading this resource and sharing with lay leaders.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. 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 Learns.

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