Proven Practices for Community-Based Outreach Ministry (Baker Books)
Loving Your Community: Proven Practices for Community-Based Outreach Ministry
(Baker Books, 2020)
WHO: Stephen Viars, a pastor and biblical counselor at Faith Church and Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries in Lafayette, Indiana.
HE SAYS: “Finding ways to relate to your community with Christlike love could result in a harvest of amazing spiritual fruit.”
THE BIG IDEA: This guidebook is written to equip individuals and churches to meet their communities’ practical needs.
Part 1, “The Biblical Foundation of Community-Based Ministry,” establishes the importance of loving people in the name of Christ. Part 2, “The Practice of Community-Based Ministry,” gives practical examples of different ways outreaches have impacted their communities. Part 3, “The Challenges of Community-Based Ministries,” provides potential questions and objections that might be raised and offers steps the local church can take.