(Salubris Resources, 2019)
WHO: Dave Donaldson, co-founder and chairman of CityServe International; and Wendell Vinson, pastor of Canyon Hills Assembly of God Church in Bakersfield, California, and co-founder of CityServe International.
THEY SAY: “There’s a wealth of church-based compassion solutions to civic and societal problems that remains isolated, and sometimes, lost because a pipeline to discover and share these models doesn’t exist.”
THE BIG IDEA: Communities can be transformed as church leaders are equipped with proven leadership principles and best practices from industry-leading professionals. This will help believers compassionately live out the gospel of Jesus Christ in their communities
This book, written by 40 leaders in community-based and global compassion, is divided into seven parts that cover knowing your community, church-based compassion models, marketing and funding, and more. Contributors include Scott Wilson, Rick Bezet, Marvin Olasky, Steve Haas and Sharen Ford. Topics range from leadership to community-based programs to government funding. Additional downloadable resources are available at CityServe.us.