A Bigger Table: Building Messy, Authentic, and Hopeful Spiritual Community

by John Pavlovitz. Westminster John Knox Press, 2020.


Through this pastor's story, learn how to confront exclusive attitudes and build inclusive congregations.


discussion guide

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Learn how to work through cases of exclusive attitudes by practicing radical hospitality and embracing diversity.
  • Discuss ways your congregation can become more inclusive by using this book in small groups.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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