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Neighborhood Mapping: How to Make Your Church Invaluable to the Community

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If your church relocated, would your neighbors notice? Would there be an outcry for you to stay?

Whether you are a church planter, pastor, community activist, missionary, college ministry leader, or simply a Christ-follower looking to impact your community, this resource is for you.

Neighborhood Mapping by Dr. John Fuder is an engaging, practical tool available to assist
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 1st 2014 by Moody Publishers
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Tony Villatoro
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Finished Book 16 of 2015! Dr. John Fuder writes a compelling an every, very practical book on how to research the neighborhood to see how to better reach our neighbors with the gospel of Christ. He writes about the what, why, who, when, where, and how of doing community analysis. This is huge for me since our church plant will take some of this approach on the following months, I will spare you the how-to’s since that would probably give away the whole book. Instead, I’ll leave you with a few qu ...more
M.D. Perkins
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Simple, clear, practical and invigorating. How do we think about the communities of people around our churches? How do we make gospel in-roads in these communities? The steps to answering those questions are to be found first in getting to know the people in the communities—both personally and generally. Fuder’s book is a practical guide to that effort. It is short and impassioned, all the while maintaining a proper focus on the centrality of the gospel in the midst of practical ministry with a ...more
Ken Peters
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not to be confused with another concept referred to as "spiritual mapping," this book is more about community analysis for the purpose of churches having a meaningful social and spiritual impact on a community. This is a very practical book born out the author's passion for today's churches to be intentional about becoming relevant in the neighbourhoods God has placed them. Although the book is fairly repetitive, it may be that that is what many of us readers need in order for the unconventional ...more
David Potete
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As a former graduate student who took this course under Dr. Fuder, I recommend this book without hesitation. I have read a preview copy and it contains everything I learned in class. The principles in each chapter are very practical and effective in charting a course to serve your neighborhood. The appendices are very valuable resources. I am simply thrilled the class content is now in book form to be a blessing to churches and ministries around the world.
Jun 18, 2014 rated it liked it
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Very practical and a quick read. The main point is how to exegete your neighborhood. It doesn't not give tips in how to develop a ministry for them. That is for other books. The recommendations are lots of prayer, formal research and informal through building relationships with community insiders. The appendixes are worth the price of the book alone.
Catherine McNiel
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
John Fuder is a much needed prophet for today's church. This is a very practical and easily read book. I highly recommend it to individuals, leaders, and churches.
Don Kauffman
Mar 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Practical. I became motivated to pay specific attention in specific ways to what is happening in our community. Love the work of this man!
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