"Finally! A book that goes beyond the theology of community engagement to the concrete steps required to be in meaningful ministry with our congregation's neighbors. The strength of this book is its clear and easy-to-understand tools, which are practical and tested. Lay leaders and pastors will be encouraged by the accessibility of the many ways they can roll up their sleeves and begin (or deepen) the ministry they have always hoped for."
These tools, twenty-six in all, are drawn from a variety of sources, including congregations, church consultants, researchers, and nonprofit organizations. Some of these tools have a long history of use and may seem quite familiar, while others may seem new and untested, yet intriguing. These tools represent best practices and have been tried somewhere and found a degree of success.
- Publisher Fortress Press
- Format Paperback
- ISBN 9781506452043
- eBook ISBN 9781506452050
- Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
- Pages 128
- Publication Date April 2, 2019
Cynthia Woolever, coeditor, The Parish Paper
"Dana Horrell has written a book full of practical suggestions, not only for making a home in a new land, but also for serving the needs of neighbors there. It is a book for mission-minded leaders of mission-dedicated congregations."
Donald W. Shriver, Jr., president emeritus, Union Theological Seminary
"Engage! is filled with practical tools that will help any congregation that is serious about getting more engaged with their community. Of particular note are the chapters that focus on helping church members get fully engaged in the process of developing and implementing new ministry--one of the more challenging aspects of the work."
Joy Skjegstad, author, 7 Creative Models for Community Ministry
Table of Contents
10. Write It Up