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Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are

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God is not wiping this world away. He is in the midst of renovating it.

LéonceCrump, lead pastor of Renovation Church in the urban core of Atlanta, invites you to do what God did when He wanted to make a difference in this world – move in.

Whether you’re a pastor looking to plant a church, a missionary preparing to serve in a far-off land, a family preparing to move into
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 16th 2016 by Multnomah
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Joel Jackson
Feb 12, 2016 Joel Jackson rated it liked it
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"Renovate" by Leonce B. Crump Jr. is a great survey for the inspiration behind a specific ministry in downtown Atlanta that then branches into a call for all Christians to equally accept all people as creations of our loving and creative God. The message of this book is fantastic and the vision that Crump puts forth is inspiring. Crump invites his readers to explore his personal history along with the ways that God has worked through him in establishing Renovation Church.
Unfortunately, "Renovat
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Shaun Lee
Jul 11, 2016 Shaun Lee rated it liked it
Just last night I was discussing about the increasingly expensive price of homes in Singapore and how I desired to buy 2 room flats (the second smallest type of public housing available) but they were only reserved for those about aged 55. My friend was cautioning me about whether my wife would feel safe coming home (given the demographics of the neighbours) and if I would be at ease letting her return alone.

Using the case study of his own city of Atlanta, he proposes that we should find out the
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Debbie
Feb 02, 2016 Debbie rated it liked it
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"Renovate" is about becoming an active part of your community. It's mainly targeted at people who live in big cities. The author advocates putting down roots (rather than moving frequently) and getting to know an area's past and present so you can effectively impact the future. Instead of coming in to do what you think needs to be done, you discover what the locals want and need to help them flourish. He talked about avoiding classism, racism, and gentrification.

But much of the book was a look a
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Russell Threet
Jun 07, 2016 Russell Threet rated it liked it
This book is a great telling of the tale of the work that has gone on in urban Atlanta. It lays out the heart that the pastor and the church has to reach their community, and gives a lot of insight into urban ministry. My only complaint about this book is that it is weak on universal application to any setting. The book tells theiir story, but does not seek to engage the biblical and theological underpinnings of why they do what they do so that others might apply it in their context. Very ...more
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