* Jesus' command to "serve the least" is a biblical mandate often neglected by the church. How can today's congregations be catalysts for social renewal? Calling the church to lead the change, Hatmaker shows that serving the poor isn't a trendy act of benevolence but a gospel-centered lifestyle that can spark spiritual transformation and build authentic community. 208 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Jesus called us to serve the least as a way of life. Yet we often reduce serving to a once a month program or seasonal event. Whether you are a pastor or a layperson, here you will find simple, reproducible strategies that will move your church from good intentions to compassionate action.
Brandon Hatmaker is pastor of Austin New Church (ANC), co-founder of Restore Austin, and a missional strategist with Missio (www.missio.us). After years of serving in the megachurch, Brandon and his wife, Jen, refocused their ministry on church planting and mobilizing the church to meet the needs of the poor and marginalized. Together, ANC and Restore Austin have developed a unique network of churches and non-profits that serve in a collective effort to impact their city and world.
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