A Big Gospel in Small Places: Why Ministry in Forgotten Communities Matters
Title: A Big Gospel in Small Places: Why Ministry in Forgotten Communities Matters
Publisher: InterVarsity Press (IVP)
2019 WORLD Magazine Book of the Year Short List - Accessible Theology
2019 The Gospel Coalition Book Award - Ministry
2019 Send Institute’s Top 10 Church Planting Related Books of 2019
Kevin DeYoung’s Top 10 Books of 2019
Jesus loves small, insignificant places.
In recent years, Christian ministries have increasingly prioritized urban areas. Big cities and suburbs are considered more strategic, more influential, and more desirable places to live and work. After all, they're the centers for culture, arts, and education. More and more people are leaving small places and moving to big ones. As a ministry strategy, focusing on big places makes sense.
But the gospel of Jesus is often unstrategic. In this book, pastor Stephen Witmer lays out an integrated theological vision for small-place ministry. Filled with helpful information about small places and with stories and practical advice from his own ministry, Witmer's book offers a compelling, comprehensive vision for small-place ministry today.
Jesus loves small places, and when we care deeply about them and invest in them over time, our ministry becomes a unique picture of the gospel—one that the world badly needs to see.