Making Neighborhoods Whole

A Handbook for Christian Community Development

by Wayne Gordon (Author)John M. Perkins (Author)Shane Claiborne (Foreword by)
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Already with decades of experience speaking prophetically into the charged racial climate of the American south, John Perkins began to see a need for organized thinking and collaborative imagination about how the church engages urban ministry. And so the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) was born, with Wayne Gordon an immediate and enthusiastic participant. Nearly thirty years later CCDA's eight key components of community development still set the bar for how churches, parachurches and nonprofits engage cities with the whole gospel. Relocation Reconciliation Redistribution Leadership Development Listening to the Community Church-Based Development A Wholistic Approach to Ministry Empowerment In Making Neighborhoods Whole Perkins and Gordon revisit these eight commitments and how they've played out in real communities, even as they scan the horizon of urban ministry to set a new tone. With profiles of longstanding and emerging community development ministries, they guide a new conversation and empower disciples of Jesus to seek the welfare of their cities to the glory of God.


Wayne Gordon, Author

Gordon, Wayne: - Wayne "Coach" Gordon is founding pastor of Lawndale Community Church in Chicago, Illinois. In 2011 he was given the William Wilberforce Award by the board of directors of Breakpoint and the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview.

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John M. Perkins, Author

Perkins, John M.: - John Perkins is the founder of Voice of Calvary Ministries in Mendenhall, Mississippi, and Harambee Ministries in Pasadena, California. He has received recognition for his work with seven honorary doctorates.

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