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Invest in these books
- Externally Focused Church (case studies of churches that have turned outward to serve their communities) and Externally Focused Quest (practical steps to shift a congregation towards an external focus) both by Rick Rusaw and Eric Swanson
- Invisible: What the Church Can Do to Find and Serve the Least of These by Arloa Sutter (open your eyes to needs right around you)
- Ministries of Mercy (provide mercy within and outside of a church) and Generous Justice (whys – excellent arguments from Scripture – and hows of church compassion to the community) both by Timothy Keller
- Restorers of Hope: Reaching the Poor in Your Community with Church-Based Ministries That Work (practical ideas for ministering to your needy neighbors) by Amy Sherman
- Same Kind of Different as Me (a miraculous true story that will motivate you to lifestyle compassion ministry while also giving you perspective about the homeless) by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent
- Sharing God’s Heart for the Poor (devotional reflections on God’s own compassion towards the poor) by Amy Sherman
- Walking With the Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development by Bryant L. Myers (how to foster community transformation through deep involvement)
- When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Dr. Brian Fikkert (how to have transformational compassion while avoiding common pitfalls)
Check out these web sites
- Arloa Sutter’s Blog: An urban minister blogs about justice for the oppressed (Ms. Sutter is also author of Invisible: What the Church Can Do to Find and Serve the Least of These)
- The Externally Focused Network: This site provides practical resources, tools, strategies, systems, and relationships to help your church serve more effectively outside of its walls.
- Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College: Get resources for your church to help the poor help themselves.
- Christian Community Development Association (CCDA): If your church wants to make a deep commitment to transform the communities where the “least of these” live, CCDA can help.
- The Columbia Partnership: Visit this site if you need leadership coaching or help with transforming your congregation.
- Crescent Project: Learn how to reach out to the Muslims in your community.
- Mercy Ministry of Gateway Church: See how one church has entered into a lifestyle of compassion ministry.
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