If Your Church Vanished, Would Your Community Weep? Would Anyone Notice? Would Anyone Care? I will never forget the comment of one fourth-grade teacher as she stood there, amazed at the work being done on her classroom by complete strangers: 'If this is Christianity, then I'm interested, ' she said. from Forward by Rick Rusaw and Eric Swanson Learn from churches that have made serving their communities a priority--with dramatic results. Your church can be a firm pillar in your community because of the unwavering truth and love of its members. Use case studies from churches that have mastered community service, and apply the action steps to: Attract new believers and reach hurt and skeptical people through serviceUse the resources your church already has to impact those in needLearn how churches have made community service a part of their DNAHelp your members deepen their spiritual commitment through serviceDiscover practical ways to change your community--starting wFrom the minister to the mechanic and the teen to the tenured, your church will expand God's kingdom when it extends his love to the people in your community.