Walking with Nehemiah: Your Community is Your Congregation

by Joseph W. Daniels Jr. Abingdon Press, 2014.

This book uses the biblical story about rebuilding Jerusalem's wall as a guide for how congregations can engage with the larger community, creating a ministry in partnership, rather than to or for them.


appendix, reflection guides, action suggestions at the end of each chapter

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Identify people's pains and joys through a relational 1:1 campaign, starting within the congregation and applying it to the larger community.
  • Create a congregational culture based on community engagement by following action suggestions at the end of each chapter.

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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