Friendship at the Margins: Discovering Mutuality in Service and Mission

by Christopher L. Heuertz, Christine Pohl. InterVarsity Press, 2010.


This resource offers congregations various ways to reflect upon and reconsider how they approach others, presenting friendship and relationship building as a new model for service.


building relationships despite poverty, race, and privilege; hospitality practices, relationships as a form of vocation

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Reconsider how your congregation approaches outreach ministry by reading this resource with clergy and lay leaders.

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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