Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City

by Timothy J. Keller. Zondervan, 2012.


This comprehensive resource focuses on how God is revealed to the community through your congregation, and how to shape a congregation congruent to an urban setting.


how God is revealed to your community, scripture, theology, shaping congregations in an urban setting, conversations between God and the congregational community

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Develop a vibrant urban ministry by nurturing conversations between God and the congregational community.
  • Consult this resource before planting a church to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between the congregation and local community setting.

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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