Making Neighborhoods Whole: A Handbook for Christian Community Development

by Wayne Gordon, John Perkins. InterVarsity Press, 2013.

Based off the work of the Christian Community Development Association, this resource details the eight key components of community development and provides an outline of what it means to provide ministry in an impoverished community.


eight components of community development, history of the Christian Community Development Association, reconciliation, redistribution, empowerment, listening

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Develop local outreach programs equipped to address local poverty by using this resource as a guide on community development.
  • Provide holistic ministry in your local community by drawing from the experience of the Christian Community Development Association.

About the Contributor

Beth Booram

Beth Booram is the co-founder and director of Fall Creek Abbey, an urban retreat center in Indianapolis dedicated to “renewing the contemplative spirit.” In addition, she is a trained spiritual director and author of several books including When Faith Becomes Sight. Beth worked for five years on contract as a resource consultant with the Center for Congregations. 


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