* 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.
People are hungry to make a difference in their community, yet most dont know where to start. In fact, serving the least is often one of the most neglected biblical mandates in the church. Barefoot Church shows readers how todays church can be a catalyst for individual, collective, and social renewal in any context. Whether pastors or laypeople, readers will discover practical ideas that end up being as much about the Gospel and personal transformation as they are about serving the poor. Here they will see how the organizational structure of the church can be created or redesigned for mission in any context. Drawing from his own journey, Brandon Hatmaker proves to readers that serving the least is not a trendy act of benevolence but a lifestyle of authentic community and spiritual transformation. As Hatmaker writes, My hope is that God would open our eyes more and more to the needs of our community. And that we would see it as the churchs responsibility to lead the charge.
Brandon is an author, biker, TV personality, and huge fan of the underdog. He is founder and CEO of The Legacy Collective (www.LegacyCollective.org), a giving community focused on partnering, pioneering, and funding sustainable solutions to systemic social issues around the world. Brandon is author of Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture. He is married to author and speaker, Jen Hatmaker.