The Mission-Minded Guide to Church and School Partnerships

by Jake McGlothin. Abingdon Press, 2017.

This resource helps congregations strategically plan for and establish a relationship with a local school, focusing specifically on at-risk children.


establishing and sustaining a relationship with a local school, ways to engage the congregation, programs for children in poverty, actionable tips

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, and schools


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Adapt replicable programs for children in poverty by sharing this resource with lay leaders and principals of local schools.
  • Determine if your congregation is ready to start a partnership with a local school by looking at examples of what schools and congregations have done in the past.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was 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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