Not Just a One Night Stand
Not Just a One-Night Stand: Ministry With the Homeless, is the story of how a church dying for more than two decades found its soul – and a new identity. In the foreword to this book, Tex Sample says: “The Christ who is Lord of the Church stands at the margins of the world. To forget either Christ as Lord or the Christ at the margins is to lose our ways as the church…In this faith-inspiring book, John Flowers and Karen Vannoy call the church again to the Christ who is Lord who appears at the margins of established, respectable life.” Not Just a One-Night Stand is based on the ministry experience at Travis Park United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas. When you read the chapter titled “You’re Under Arrest,” you’ll gain insight into the personality of Flowers and the ways in which he and Vannoy engage in ministry. Far more than a memoir, Not Just a One-Night Stand offers creative approaches to ministry with those who are marginalized.
“Churches often run soup kitchens to feed the homeless. Not Just a One Night Stand: Ministry with the Homeless is the story of a church that ran one of these kitchens and more on top of it. Homeless people are still people, and authors John Flowers and Karen Vannoy speak of the people who are so commonly ignored by the general public. Spiritual and with much inspiration, “Not Just a One Night Stand” is well worth the read for those seeking stories of people’s innate goodness, or want to be motivated to do more for their own society.” -Midwest Book Review
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