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Your Guide to Church-Based Compassion

Dave Donaldson Wendell Vinson Tommy Barnett

336 pages
General Council of The Assemblies of God
CityServe will open your eyes to the possibilities of reaching your community through compassion ministry. Packed with real ministry examples any church can do, CityServe shows you how easy it is to equip and inspire your church to be difference-makers for Christ. Explore advice from leading compassion ministry experts on things like: •becoming a leader of influence in the community •adopting proven models for churches of any size •partnering with government and local businesses •acquiring funds and in-kind gifts What people are saying ... I buy a book hoping for one good idea; CityServe has a hundred. Rick Bezet, pastor, New Life Church; co-founder Association of Related Churches (ARC) A tremendous resource in the critical work of embracing struggling families with the hope of Christ. Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family I can’t imagine a more relevant and important resource for churches. Edgar Sandoval Sr., CEO, World Vision U.S. It’s a Chicken Soup for the Soul-type book that comes at a perfect time when businesses are encouraging workplace compassion. Anne Belier, founder, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels With advice from forty leading experts in community-based and global compassion, CityServe gives you the ministry ideas and expert advice your church needs to change lives and impact your community.
Author Bio
Dave Donaldson is the former national director of Operation Blessing, co-founder of Convoy of Hope, and a board member for the Courage Award Foundation, a partner of the National Football League (NFL). A veteran of Washington, DC, he served on the National Council for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA), and now is co-founder and chairman for CityServe International. Wendell Vinson is pastor of Canyon Hills Church in California, one of the leading multisite churches in the nation, pioneering fresh approaches to church revitalization and evangelism from the “neighborhood to the nations.” He is the architect of the CityServe model in Southern California and is co-founder of CityServe International.