Growing a Community from the Outside In
ISBN/Prod. Code: 0-8298-1687-9
This book chronicles the author's own attempts as a minister to expand the membership of a rapidly shrinking congregation in a poor, inner city Toronto neighborhood. As a result, the author discovers that, in her congregation's decision to evangelize among the marginalized and "queer" in their neighborhood, church members are radically changed by realizing how "queer" or different they are themselves.
CHERI DiNOVO is senior minister at Emmanuel Howard United Church in Toronto, Canada. She received her M.Div. from the University of Toronto and her D.Min. from Toronto School of Theology. She is the host of the "Radical Reverend Show," a weekly radio show in Toronto.