Urban/Rural churches

 Urban Churches, Vital Signs: Beyond Charity toward Justice By Nile Harper, Wm. B. Eerdman's Publishing Co. 1999.

A Collection of the stories of twenty-eight churches (including sixteen African- American churches) in fifteen major cities across America that are making successful contributions to the transformation of inner city communities. Written by Nile Harper and six selected pastors, these stories tell of innovative, constructive ways churches are ministering in our urban centers ministries of meaningful worship, social justice, and engagement with the challenges of housing, employment, education, and health care. Including discussion questions and a list of resources for group study, this book provides inspiration for urban churches seeking to move beyond old patterns of charity toward new patterns for a more just society.

Urban Disciples: A beginner's guide to serving God in the city. Jenell Williams Paris and Margot Own Eyring., Judson Press 2000.

The lessons in this interactive workbook deal with important questions in areas relevant to any urban ministry adventure: beginnings, learning and ministering in the city, growing in faith, building community together, and endings. Recommended by David Schoen, Evangelism Ministry Team Leader.

Rural Evangelism: Catching the Vision Kevin E. Ruffcorn, Fortress Press 1994.

Aware that pastors and church members need a new vision for evangelism in small towns and rural areas, Ruffcorn presents lively suggestions and new understandings gleaned from his workshops on rural evangelism and his own experience. He emphasizes the need for congregations to dwell on both the inward and outward aspects of nurturing their own members and reaching out to neighbors. Recommended by David Schoen, Evangelism Ministry Team Leader.

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Rev. David C. Schoen
Minister and Team Leader, Congregational Assessment, Support & Advancement (CASA)
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115