Thriving in the City

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Thriving in the City

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People from all over the world are choosing to live and minister in poor neighborhoods, growing friendships and churches with their urban poor neighbors for the glory of God and the transformation of the community. This guide equips those incarnational leaders to start strong, stay, and succeed in the uniquely difficult environments of the world's inner cities and slums.

The work of urban poor ministry is not easy. So what does it mean to truly thrive in this unique context? That's the question that T. Aaron Smith asked 100 incarnational leaders to help him answer. He integrated their voices with more than twelve years' worth of stories from his own ministry in Manila, Philippines, to create a thoughtful reflection guide that will prove to be helpful to incarnational leaders of all types, in any context. 

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People from all over the world are choosing to live and minister in poor neighborhoods, growing friendships and churches with their new neighbors for the glory of God and the transformation of the community. But it's a life that brings challenge after challenge, and many leaders are not prepared to sustain themselves and their ministries long-term.

So what does it mean to truly thrive in urban poor ministry? T. Aaron Smith asked 100 incarnational leaders, current and former, to answer that question with him. Integrating more than 12 years' worth of stories from his own ministry in Manila, Smith walks new and prospective missional leaders through key lessons that will help them to stay longer and participate more effectively in their urban poor contexts. This guide provides valuable insights to anyone who wants to love their neighbors more deeply and meaningfully-- without burning out.