"This is exactly the wake-up call needed for those of us drifting off to sleep. It's a new day, and The Outward-Focused Life
may well revolutionize the way we do church--and life."--Bill Hybels
What if, more than anything else, Christians were known for being servants? In Dave Workman's collection of biblical reflections, poignant stories, and practical ideas, you'll be challenged to develop the outward-focused life . . . and discover the simple joy of being the Body of Christ in a love-starved world.
"Dave dreams of a time when Christians are known for the way they love and serve and seek the common good. If enough of us take to heart his message about servanthood and the outward-focused life, we could help make that dream come true."--Brian McLaren, author, Everything Must Change
"Few things would be more powerful than the realization of Workman's prediction that servanthood will soon become the defining characteristic of Christians. These short, lively pieces--packed full of fascinating stories--show you how to serve."--Ronald J. Sider, author, The Scandal of Evangelical Politics
; president, Evangelicals for Social Action
"The last time I saw Dave, he was skateboarding over to the children's church to show them how fun, how relevant, and how balanced a Christian can really be. Loving and serving others with no strings attached was truly the way that Jesus fished. Follow Dave's advice--if you can catch him!"--Laurie Beth Jones, author, Jesus, CEO
; The Path
; and Jesus, Life Coach
"Dave Workman, through amazing, imagination-shaping stories, shows us all how to participate in the Christ-life of an others-focused, outward life."--Todd Hunter, President, Alpha USA
"The big things in life are caught--and then clarified with words. So it is with serving. Dave shows us that with his Velcro-like stories."--Steve Sjogren, author, Conspiracy of Kindness
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Dave Workman pastors Vineyard Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, a growing church of 6,000 weekend attendees that is well known for its outward-focused message and ministry.
Dave Workman is senior pastor of Vineyard Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, a church of 6,000 weekend attendees. Starting in 1985, the Vineyard pioneered a unique form of outreach called servant evangelism. Workman is considered an atmosphere architect in the evolution of the church. After leading worship for twelve years and developing celebration/programming teams for eight weekly celebrations, he began regularly teaching as a primary speaker. In 2000, Dave stepped into the role of senior pastor. He and his wife, Anita, live in Mason, Ohio, with their two children.