Where the Cross Meets the Street
:The cross means more than we've let it mean.Proclaiming the gospel and forming the faithful: these are the most practiced disciplines of the evangelical church. As central as these disciplines are, however, they are only part of the story. And...
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:The cross means more than we've let it mean.Proclaiming the gospel and forming the faithful: these are the most practiced disciplines of the evangelical church. As central as these disciplines are, however, they are only part of the story. And as Christian Community Development Association CEO Noel Castellanos has learned over a lifetime of ministry and mission, the neglect of the gospel's full implications for the world has contributed to the erosion of communities and the languishing of poor and other marginalized people. In Where the Cross Meets the Street Castellanos shows the strengths and limitations of a narrowly focused church and broadens our imaginations to embrace a gospel that proclaims Christ and forms disciples. This life-giving gospel also demonstrates compassion, confronts injustice and restores individuals and communities to wholeness. This is the whole work of the cross; this is the privilege of those who follow the Word made flesh.
Noel Castellanos has worked in full-time ministry in Latino, urban communities since 1982, serving in youth ministry, church planting, advocacy and community development in San Francisco, San Jose and Chicago. He is chief executive officer of Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and was the founding pastor of Chicago's La Villita Community Church. In addition to being a popular speaker, Castellanos mentors young leaders across the United States and directs the CCDA Institute, training emerging leaders in the Christian Community Development philosophy. He was appointed to serve on
- :introduction: Mumbo Jumbo1. Mi Familia2. Leaving The Barrio3. A New Burden For The Barrio4. Becoming An Evangelico5. Incarnation6. Proclamation And Formation7. Demonstration Of Compassion8. Restoration And Development9. Confrontation Of Injustice10. S, Se Puedeconclusion: Seek The Peace And Welfare Of The City
- Acknowledgmentsappendix 1. A Snapshot Of Ccdaappendix 2. Lessons From The Book Of Nehemiahglossary