Change the World: Recovering the Message and Mission of Jesus

Collection. Abingdon Press, 2010.


This video details the story of how one congregation in Ohio has grown into a vital ministry with and for working class people.


accompanying book and study guide

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Watch this video in conjunction with the book and study guide.
  • Consider how a mission-focused model might influence your congregation after watching the story of one church in Ohio.

About the Contributor

Melissa Spas

Melissa Spas is the managing director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, where she develops and leads educational programs and partnerships with religious organizations and the people who lead them. She has also worked for leadership education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. 

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