The Just Church

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-10-01
  • Publisher: Tyndale Momentum

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Are you ready for a new way to seek justice - an ancient way to know God?Finally, a practical guide for your church to do justice andgrow in discipleship -from those on the frontlines of the battle in the world's darkest and most dangerous places. Jim Martin and International Justice Mission are experts not only at bringing rescue to victims of violence, sex trafficking, slavery, and oppression, but also, at bringing churches into the fight, through concrete steps that actually make a difference. Learn how to carry out one of the Bible's core commands- to seek justice-in a way that amounts to more than mere words and good intentions. In the process, you'll discover one of the most powerful tools to grow faith and deepen discipleship. In The Just Church, Martin shares tangible, accessible strategies to respond to God's call to seek justice, defend the widow and orphan, and rescue the oppressed . . . whether in far-off places or right in your own community

Author Biography

Jim Martin is the vice president of church mobilization for International justice Mission, where he works to move churches to a deeper level of understanding of God's heart for justice and to action on behalf of the many victims of injustice around the world. His life's work-pursued in many ministry leadership roles throughout his career-is to lead Christians into lives of deeper trust that God is good, that he provides for those he loves, and that he longs for his children to be openhanded with what has so freely been given to them.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xv
Justice, Discipleship, and the Failure Point of Faith
The Failure Pointp. 3
The Nature of Faithp. 13
Finding Trouble in the Andesp. 33
Recovering from Failurep. 53
The Secret of Joyp. 71
From Mailbox Baseball to Missional Riskp. 83
The Justice Journey
Finding Better Fuelp. 99
Encounter: Meeting the God of Justice in an Unjust Worldp. 107
Explore: Discovering the Intersection of Talent, Need, and Callp. 139
Engage: Moving from Fear to Faithp. 185
Real Churches with Real Problemsp. 211
The Final Wordp. 233
Acknowledgmentsp. 235
Justice Materials for Further Studyp. 237
Justice-Related Scripturesp. 241
A Sample Encounter Strategyp. 249
IJM's Community Justice Assessment Toolp. 253
Notesp. 255
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