Joining God, Remaking Church, Changing the World: The New Shape of the Church in Our Time

by Alan J. Roxburgh. Morehouse Publishing, 2015.

This book explores how a neighborhood-based faith congregation can leave an impact on the community using practices modeled by Jesus.


possibilities for a neighborhood-based faith community, societal changes that led to church decline, how to reclaim God's missionary mandate, engaging exercises where members go "out there"

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Find areas your church can make an impact by asking the congregation, "What is God doing in our neighborhood and how can we join in?"
  • Experiment with different forms of ministry by engaging in five practices modeled by Jesus: listening, discerning, testing and experimenting, reflecting, and deciding.

About the Contributor

Jan Goodyear

Jan Goodyear is a retired middle school language arts teacher. She retired after 33 years of teaching and has since educated herself on church transformation and applied that knowledge by consulting with churches on visioning, structure, leadership development, and Christian education. 

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