The Hopeful Neighborhood Field Guide: Six Sessions on Pursuing the Common Good Right Where You Live, By Tony Cook and Don Everts
The Hopeful Neighborhood Field Guide
  • Length: 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.5 in
  • Number of Studies: 6
  • Published: March 02, 2021
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 4732
  • ISBN: 9780830847327

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We all live somewhere. And we all want our neighborhoods to flourish. Many of us hope (and even pray) for our neighborhoods' well-being. But how do we actually pursue that?

This field guide answers this question by walking you through a simple, powerful process for blessing your own neighborhood. Tony Cook and Don Everts offer six sessions for discovering the gifts of your community, imagining the possibilities, and pursuing the common good. Exercises and assessments provide practical tools for bringing your hopes into concrete reality. Join with others so that together you can increase the well-being of your local neighborhood.

Read an Excerpt


Introduction: You and Your Neighborhood
Session One: Focus on Possibilities
Session Two: Share Individual Gifts
Session Three: Value Neighborhood Uniqueness
Session Four: Long for Neighborhood Well-Being
Session Five: Imagine Possibilities Collaboratively
Session Six: Create and Work a Plan
Conclusion: Giving and Receiving



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Author photo of Tony Cook

Tony Cook is the executive director of The Hopeful Neighborhood Project and has served as vice president of global ministries at Lutheran Hour Ministries. He has also served as associate professor of practical theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and has a PhD in curriculum and instruction from St. Louis University and an MDiv from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Don Everts

Don Everts is the senior pastor of First and Calvary Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Missouri, and is a writer for Lutheran Hour Ministries and the Hopeful Neighborhood Project. Don has spent almost three decades helping people on college campuses and in the local church become good stewards of their God-given gifts. Along the way, his wife, Wendy, has been helping Don do the same. His many books include The Reluctant Witness, The Hopeful Neighborhood, and Discover Your Gifts.