Serve Your City: How to Do It and Why It Matters
Through the pages of the Gospels, we see Jesus model a "show and tell" life and ministry to His followers- He "showed" them how to serve by healing the sick, feeding the hungry, and caring for the poor-and while He...
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Through the pages of the Gospels, we see Jesus model a "show and tell" life and ministry to His followers- He "showed" them how to serve by healing the sick, feeding the hungry, and caring for the poor-and while He was demonstrating compassion, He taught them, "telling" them of God's immense love. This is the way to show God's heart of compassion for the people in our cities and towns, and this is the way to break down barriers so people will listen to the life-changing message of the gospel of grace. In this book, you'll sense Dino's heart, be inspired by his stories and learn from his experiences, as well as many ARC churches that are serving their cities with a Jesus-style no-strings-attached kind of love. This is at the core of who ARC is - a deep passion to see churches thrive as part of the cities they serve.
Dino and his wife DeLynn started Healing Place Church in 1993 with the single focus of being a healing place for a hurting world. Starting with just twelve, it has now grown to over 6,000 people gathering every weekend in 18 services in 11 locations from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Maputo, Mozambique.
For two consecutive years, Healing Place Church has been listed as one of Americas Top 25 Most Innovative Churches. That innovative drive is expressed in a passion to serve the poor and hurting – wherever they are, and whatever it takes. Every week hundreds of volunteers serve in outreaches – cooking hot breakfasts for the homeless, helping ex-prisoners re-enter society, caring for AIDS orphans, giving roses to ladies working at local strip clubs, and reaching the poor through free medical and dental clinics and many other outreaches.
His new book, Servolution, exposes his passion to see believers join together in a revolution of serving others. He has spoken at several national conferences and has taught leaders and pastors all over the world to serve how Jesus served. His heart inspires the body of Christ to act with bold love as they step out of their comfort zones, abandon their fears, and connect with others of all types and in all places. And in all of it, for Dino Rizzo it is still about reaching the world by serving one – for the glory of God.