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Disaster Ministry Handbook
This comprehensive resource serves as a crash course on disaster ministry, covering the basics of disaster phases and detailed how-to suggestions.
Where the Cross Meets the Street: What Happens to the Neighborhood When God is at the Center
This resource offers inspiration and wisdom for leaders who minister in under-resourced communities, using the author's experience in Christian community development and biblical case studies to confront injustice.
The Stranger: Immigrants, Scripture and the American Dream
This 42-minute video puts a human face on immigration by featuring the stories of individuals and families who have experienced life in the United States without legal status.
The Community Leadership Handbook: Framing Ideas, Building Relationships, and Mobilizing Resources
This resource for volunteer staff offers endless ideas and resources on how to identify community assets, analyze community problems, build social capital, and more.
Building the Church's Readiness for a Transformational Ministry Journey
This research-based article is a roadmap to transformative community ministry with seven readiness characteristics, action steps, and reflection questions.
Slow Kingdom Coming: Practices for Doing Justice, Loving Mercy and Walking Humbly in the World
This resource outlines five practices for fruitful service based on the author's justice work experience as an advocate for education in Haiti.
Politics And The Church
This short e-book outlines IRS standards for congregations to be politically active and maintain their tax-exempt status.
Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change in a Community Called Glide
Told by its two founders, this book recalls stories from Glide Memorial, a United Methodist congregation that was transformed by a mission of acceptance to become a diverse megachurch.
How We Gather
This 22-page report helps readers understand how younger generations meet in community.
Congregation-Based Community Organizing: Building Just Communities
This short booklet gives an overview of congregation-based community organizing (CBCO) and basic steps to join justice movements.
Search Institute: Discovering What Kids Need to Succeed
This organization provides research and resources for congregations that help young people develop social and emotional skills for success.
Increasing Wholeness: Jewish Wisdom and Guided Meditations to Strengthen and Calm Body, Heart, Mind and Soul
This book draws on Jewish wisdom and psychology to help readers achieve inner wholeness.
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