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For the City by Darrin Patrick
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Dec 30, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: church-planting, missions, ministry, urban

The world is becoming increasingly urban – and quickly. It is easy for churches to feel overwhelmed, embattled, and confused. Rather than responding to the city by fortifying or compromising, Patrick and Carter unpack what it means to be gospel-centered churches that works for the welfare of the city (Jeremiah 29:4-9) to the glory of God (not churches simply IN, AGAINST, or OF the city, but churches FOR the city). For The City tells the stories of Patrick (Journey Church; St. Louis, MO) and Carter (Austin Stone Community Church; Austin, TX), and fleshes out some important theological-missiological emphases (e.g. contextualization, community, suffering, service, equipping, etc.) along the way. B
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