Amazing things happen when individuals and a church, corporately, begin to minster to their neighbor with intentionality, consistency, and passion. The Care Effect beautifully demonstrates how love of neighbor—the Great Commandment—is essential to gospel proclamation, not incidental to it. Walk the streets of New Orleans with a body of believers as they show love to neighbor. Be inspired to find a way to let your deeds of love be united with words of truth so you too manifest the gospel to your neighbor.
Item #: N164111
Category: Christian Ministry
Size: 6 X 9 Inches
Page Count: 176
Pack Qty: 36
Pub Date: June 2016
“I know of no one more qualified to write this manifesto than David Crosby. He loves this vision of holistic ministry, both evangelism and justice, to both souls and bodies. The Care Effect gives practical wisdom on how to lead gospel-driven mercy ministry. I pray that thousands will read, and heed, this wise book.”
—Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
“Anyone who accuses the church of being disconnected from its community never met David Crosby and the incredible people of First Baptist New Orleans. With their sleeves rolled up, they demonstrate the gospel weekly as they meet the needs of their neighbors. They show the rest of us what it means to really love other people—in tangible, specific, sacrificial ways. This book is more than their story. It’s a call to action for every church to obey Jesus’ instructions to love neighbors, enemies, and outsiders. Read it and accept the challenge!”
– Dr. Jeff Iorg, president, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
“The stories held within this book portray a man I have known for decades—a man who led his church during one of the most difficult times in history to become a true model of caring and compassion. You will be inspired by the ministry of David Crosby and the people of First Baptist New Orleans as they served, like our Lord Jesus, the hurting and displaced in the aftermath of one of the greatest storms of the century. You will be blessed and challenged by the words of Dr. David Crosby.”
– Dr. Frank S. Page, president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee
- Personal stories reveal how deeds of love can transform lives.
- Message inspired by real-life ministry: prison, elderly, ethnicity, poverty, foster care, homeless, immigrant assistance, mentoring at-risk students.
- Narrative-driven format makes for a compelling read.
- Scriptural content challenges readers to manifest the gospel through words
- Administration and implementation ideas are applicable to various communities.
About the Author
Pastor, author, and former reporter David Crosby has deployed many individuals for deeds of love. After one of the nation’s most horrific natural disasters, Hurricane Katrina, he and his church were responsible for deploying 21,000 volunteers to projects including 1,100 home recovery operations and 91 new home constructions. To this day, his church deploys approximately 100 volunteers a week in a dozen intentional ministry outlets in the city. Author of Your Pain is Changing You, David is active in community and denominational affairs, and has received many rewards and recognition for his civic involvement. He and high school sweetheart, Janet Rose Crosby, live in Louisiana and have three children and eight grandchildren.