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The Just Church by Jim Martin (Tyndale, 2012)

A Leadership Journal review

The Just Church Becoming a Risk-Taking, Justice-Seeking, Disciple-Making Congregation
By Jim Martin (Tyndale, 2012)

The Facts: As a former pastor and current vice president of church mobilization with International Justice Mission, Jim Martin seeks to enlist American churches in the fight for social justice and human rights, particularly in the Majority World. He argues that risk-taking is essential to Christian discipleship and mission. Martin combines biblical exposition and first-hand stories of the fight against poverty, sexual abuse, and human trafficking to push timid churches toward making courageous sacrifices.

The Slant: Many pastors long to serve the underprivileged of the world but few have the necessary knowledge or tools. This book shines in its second half, where it features practical guidance for pastors to start their own justice ministries. Martin includes a skills survey for potential justice ministry volunteers and accounts of churches successfully engaged in the strategy ...

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From Issue:Winter 2013: Callings
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