When you get involved with city ministry, you're in for some adventures--and you see God at work! Randy and Tina White, with their two young sons, left suburbia to join believers living in a disadvantaged area of Fresno, California. Through their family's story you will learn more about God's heart for the city, meet some of the people who live there, and discover ways you might make a difference too.
Discussion questions, twelve Bible studies on God and the city, and a list of "21 Things You Can Do to Love the City" will help you dig even further into the topic. And they make Journey to the Center of the City an ideal book for small group discussion and action!
Prologue: An Invitation to the Journey
1. Flying Upside Down
A family chooses "downward mobility" and descends right into life
2. This Old House
How the home we bought became one of God's workshops
3. Behold the City
Seeing urban neighborhoods with new eyes
4. Love Thy Neighborhood
A way of living that makes love of neighbor not just a Christian ideal but a life essential
5. What's Good for the Goose . . .
What all parents want for their children
6. Like Working a Loom
We work with others at weaving a wholistic response to the unraveling of our urban neighborhoods
7. Songs of the City
Real stories of hope and change
Epilogue: Journey of a Thousand Miles
Appendix 1: Bible studies on God and the City
Appendix 2: 21 Things You Can Do to Love the City