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Social Ministry, Introduction, Index to Resources

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Social Ministry, Social Justice, Urban Ministry - Introduction

 

Social-Ministry

An essay on LifeandLeadership.com, Mission and Ministry in the Postmodern Ethos – Part 5, adopts a common two-fold emphasis on the Great Commission to make disciples of Christ by baptizing and teaching, and the Great Commandment to love all humanity in ministries of social compassion and justice. Ron Sider expresses this as “good news and good works,” with “good works” sometimes divided between social service of addressing human need and social action of removing causes of human need through political influence and social justice activism.

The Ministry Resources on Evangelism focus on the “good news” of the Great Commission, while this guide on Social Ministry focuses on the “good works” of the Great Commandment. The directory below provides links to separate essays.

Theological and Philosophical Foundations of Social Ministry, Social Justice, Urban Ministry

  • Biblically-Based Calls to Social Conscience and Action
  • Theology of Social Ministry and Social Justice
  • Theology of Reconciliation
  • Theology of Material Possessions – General
  • Theology of Material Possessions – Warning
  • Theology of Material Possessions – Liberation theology
  • Theology of Material Possessions – Pro-Wealth, Capitalist

SPIRITUALITY for Social Ministry, Social Justice, Urban Ministry

STRATEGIES For Social Ministry and Social Justice

  • Building Congregational Readiness for Christian Social Ministry and Social Justice
  • Generating Ideas and Enthusiasm for Christian Social Ministry and Social Justice
  • Choosing the Social Ministry Strategy that Fits Your Context – Structured Programs
  • Choosing the Social Ministry Strategy that Fits Your Context – Less Structured Programs

URBAN MINISTRY - Social Ministry, Social Justice Among the Urban Poor

  • General Introductions and Strategies to Urban Ministry
  • Generating Ideas and Enthusiasm for Urban Ministry
  • Theology and Philosophy of Social Ministry Among the Urban Poor

Christian Perspectives on POLITICS and Church-State Relations

  • Introduction to Politics in General
  • Introduction to Political Ideology
  • Introduction to Political Theology
  • Survey and Critique of Viewpoints on Christian Social and Political Engagement
  • Survey and Critique of Viewpoints on the Relationship between Church and Culture

Christian Perspectives on ECONOMICS and Public Policy

  • Ronald J. Sider
  • Tony Campolo
  • Jim Wallis
  • Duke Divinity School Center for Reconciliation
  • Capitalist-Friendly

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