This is the starting point for Lily’s Place, a vision for a community support system run in conjunction with local churches. It looks are the reasons behind such a missional outreach as well as some of the reasons why this has been such a struggle.
It is a book for any Christian who is thinking about mission i.e. serving the community around them. Those already “in ministry” will find it gives them food for thought. It uses a highly visible example i.e. cemeteries to explain the struggle that previous generations had serving the community.
Those who are thinking about the future of their church will also find it useful because it will encourage them to consider the consequences of both doing and not doing mission.