Change the World: Recovering the Message and Mission of Jesus

Collection. Abingdon Press, 2010.

For congregations interested in both service to the world and the vitality of their own communities, mega-church pastor Mike Slaughter’s book and accompanying resources can be an inspiring and actionable resource. Slaughter’s Ginghamsburg Church near Dayton, Ohio has grown into a vital ministry, with and for working class people and those in recovery from addiction and life on the margins of society. The congregation takes as its mission Jesus’ gospel message of good news for the poor. The book and related DVD and study guide provide an entry point for congregations of all sizes to consider how a mission-focused model might influence the way that church is done, with a focus on inclusion, discipleship, mission, and courage.