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Uncommon Church: Community Transformation for the Common Good

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How can the people of God develop churches in ways that help and don't hurt poor neighborhoods? In urban ministry, Christians too often treat the poor as goodwill projects instead of people. Because of this mindset, many remain unchurched. Healthy, local, urban churches are needed because they combine personal empowerment and community transformation. Every poor neighborho ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 13th 2020 by IVP
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Josh Olds
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
One of the problems that I’ve experienced within the local church is the lack of community. Or, even more specifically, the lack of the interior community of the church to engage with the exterior community of the neighborhood. That’s not true for all churches, I know, particularly churches from urban environments, but it is the case for many suburban churches, megachurches, and churches whose church demographics don’t align with the neighborhood’s demographics.

In particular, many churches trea
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Lori
Feb 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Alvin Sanders discusses urban ministry and the work of World Impact, a ministry he serves as president. He shows how true urban ministry must partner with community development. He shows how gentrification often hurts those who need low cost housing most. He shares insights from his own work in the "hood." Many years ago Alvin was a student at a Bible college and seminary where I worked as a librarian. His love for the Lord manifested itself in his attitude and his attention to his studies. I en ...more
Brandon Woodard
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Loved this book because of the simplicity of the message and the practical points Dr. Sanders draws out for churches in the hood. As a church planter, this work is the best resource I’ve found to help navigate planting churches in neighborhoods that are socioeconomically depressed.

His emphasis on the church’s role in being holy was absolutely spot on. I’ve found that the church in general, has forgotten this core truth.

I highly encourage members and pastors who seek to pastor in the “hood” to
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Jimmy McKee
Jan 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
A helpful book on ministry in the hood from a true practitioner. Love the focus on discipleship and not separating evangelism from justice!
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