Church Worth Getting Up For

by Charles E Gutenson. Abingdon Press, 2013.


This book advocates for the practice of radical hospitality and focusing the church's mission towards disciple-making in order to draw people back to church.


interviews of seven innovative clergy, six reasons why Christians have abandoned church, radical hospitality

Recommended Audience

Christian clergy and lay leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Re-center your ministry around a disciple-making mission to broaden your audience reach.
  • Brainstorm innovative ways to practice radical hospitality by drawing upon the experiences of seven creative clergy who have used fresh approaches within their ministry.

About the Contributor

Brian Witwer

Brian Witwer is the retired director of the Center for Congregations' northeast office. Brian has specialized training in leadership and group process.

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