Smart Compassion: How to Stop "Doing Outreach" and Start Making Change

by Wesley Furlong. Herald Press, 2017.

This guide offers congregations a relationship-rich model for community ministry that can transform both community and congregation.


three key relational models, how to use assessment and other evaluation practices, engaging in mutual ministry within the community, companion action guide available online

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Assess the community's needs and strengths using assessment and other evaluation practices before starting a community ministry.
  • Transform the community and congregation by using a relationship-rich model.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming is a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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