Christian ministries often struggle to account for urbanization’s growing force, complexities, and reach—and to formulate theologically and sociologically appropriate responses. Urban Ministry Reconsidered features a collection of original essays by leading scholars and practitioners that explores current issues and challenges in urban communities.
Together, these articles consider how cultural and structural frameworks have led to new conceptualizations and configurations of urban ministry. In addition, they examine the degree to which the social, spiritual, and organizational priorities of urban ministries have been reconceived in response to these shifts.
This will be the go to book for urban ministry because of its inclusive global perspective and the way it re-shapes the conversation to illustrate the nuances of what we mean by urban. The various authors are honest regarding ministry challenges, while offering constructive ideas for transforming engagement. A superb resource!
This is an important book that advances a number of new insights into urban ministry on a global scale. The attention to research that is found throughout its pages makes its arguments especially compelling. The section on public policy is much needed for urban practitioners. The book is a welcomed addition to the field. – Dale T. Irvin, President and Professor of World Christianity, New York Theological Seminary