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A Heart for the Community: New Models for Urban and Suburban Ministry

by John Fuder, Noel Castellanos

$12.37 $22.49


Islam, gentrification, AIDS, and multiculturalism: Where do we face these realities? A few years ago, it was in the city. But today, many city dwellers are moving to the suburbs, either by choice or because of circumstances beyond their control. And this shift is changing both the urban and suburban landscape.
With this shift in mind, editors John Fuder and Noel Castellanos have gathered together a team of experts to help you minister effectively in both the urban and suburban context. Divided into four sections--Critical Issues, Church-Planting Models, Ministering to Suburban Needs, and Para-Church Ministries--A Heart for the Community is a rich resource designed to help you do ministry today.


Author Information

  • Dr. John Fuder is the director of Justice and Compassion Ministries of re:source global, and the director of city engagement for Park Community Church in Chicago.

    Dr. Fuder served in urban ministry for 15 years in California, and was the professor of urban studies at Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago for 17 years. He now trains and coaches the broader body of Christ to engage more deeply in contextualizing the gospel in their local communities.

    Dr. Fuder holds a BRE from Prairie Bible College, an MA in religion from Pepperdine University, and a PhD from Biola University. He’s authored many publications, includingTraining Students for Urban Ministry, A Heart for the City: Effective Ministries to the Urban Community, and A Heart for the Community: New Models for Urban and Suburban Ministry. Dr. Fuder and his wife, Nellie, have three children and a granddaughter, and live on Chicago’s north side.