Real Community Transformation
Real Community Transformation – From Rhetoric to Results for the Glory of God
by Mark DeYmaz
Well-meaning pastors boldly proclaim, “We’re going to change the world; we’re going take this city for Christ!” But the question remains, Have you ever seen this happen? In Real Community Transformation, Mark DeYmaz explains how to lead your church beyond rhetoric to results by advancing a proven, effective, model for community engagement via the local church. Learn why you should and how you can apply a balanced, synergistic strategy along spiritual, social, and financial fronts; and in the process, advance the credibility of its witness among believers and non-believers, alike. In addition, find out why rhetoric so often fails to produce results when it comes to taking our communities for Christ, and how to get beyond it for the glory of God. Real-time stories of transformation, interactive links and videos, as well as the testimony of civic leaders, validate this bold, thought-leading resource!
From the Author
In January 1984, fresh out of college, I entered full-time ministry. Yet in spite of my best efforts (I must admit) the world remains unchanged. In general, it is cool (at best) in its openness to Christianity (one of many religions; problematic), unimpressed by its perception of Christians (self-serving; agenda-driven), and often disappointed in its experience with the Church (judgmental; unforgiving). If anything, the collective cynicism of those without Christ is getting worse.
I created this resource to help churches get beyond rhetoric to results in order to become a bright light in the public square (Matthew 5:16); to help pastors understand Gospel proclamation in more than individual terms, but also to help them what it should mean to entire communities, as well; to help the local church advance a more credible witness in an increasingly cynical society; and to provide proven, specific, information to pastors that will help them develop their own plans, set specific goals, and realize measurable results along spiritual, social and financial fronts for the glory of God.
Learn more about the Real Community Transformation model on the Mosaic Church website.