Fling Open The Doors

Giving the Church Away to the Community

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Nixon (Paul).
Publication Dates: 2002.
Publisher(s): Abingdon Press.
Subject(s): Church growth.
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • BV 652.25 .N59 2002
  • Summary:

    In this book Paul Nixon paints a picture of what community-based ministry is all about. Drawing on his experiences within a congregation that has seen twenty-five years of increased worship attendance, he lays out practical steps that churches can take to plant themselves firmly within the lives of the communities they serve. He demonstrates how churches can organize their facilities to become community centers, establish multible locations for ministry spread throughout the community, and empower every member to become a minister to the broader community. Written with an infectious sense of hope, this book will become a critical tool for church leaders seeking to transform their congregations into outward-looking bodies of witness.