Through the pages of the Gospels, we see Jesus model a “show and tell” life and ministry to His followers— He “showed” them how to serve by healing the sick, feeding the hungry, and caring for the poor—and while He was demonstrating compassion, He taught them, “telling” them of God’s immense love. This is the way to show God’s heart of compassion for the people in our cities and towns, and this is the way to break down barriers so people will listen to the life-changing message of the gospel of grace.

In this book, you’ll sense Dino’s heart, be inspired by his stories and learn from his experiences, as well as many ARC churches that are serving their cities with a Jesus-style no-strings-attached kind of love. This is at the core of who ARC is – a deep passion to see churches thrive as part of the cities they serve.

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The fringe. Everyone knows what it’s like to be the one out on the fringe; feeling unloved or unlovable, flawed, having made one too many mistakes, and yet, we’ve been brought close to The One who embraces outcasts like myself. Pastor Dino Rizzo is one who speaks with such heart and candor about reawakening the Church’s role in not losing touch with those out on the fringe. Beware! This book will reawaken your own story and remind you of our original purpose in the Church which is to reach others.

DIANNA NEPSTADCo-Lead Pastor, Fellowship Church (Antioch, California)

Serve Your City—I absolutely love the title, the message and the man who wrote this book. I believe the church needs this message more than any time in history, and I know no one more qualified to champion it than Dino Rizzo!

DAVID L. MEYERCEO, Hand of Hope, Joyce Meyer Ministry

People won’t line up to be judged, but they might line up to be loved. Judging people is a terrible evangelism method. Today, the world is hurting. Jesus loves the world, Jesus died for this world, and Jesus can heal hurting people in the world. Heaven is real. Serve Your City is a book about bringing Jesus to a hurting world. How can we earn the right to be heard? By showing the world we care.

ROBERT BARRIGERLead Pastor, Camino de Vida (Lima, Peru)

I truly believe that Dino Rizzo has been given a backstage pass into the heart of God. He has a clear message of how to demonstrate the gospel through living beyond yourself. Serve Your City will inspire you to go far beyond experiencing God’s love for yourself, so you and your church become the tangible evidence of that love through serving people in need. I am a witness that the principles and strategies shared in the pages of this transformative book can revolutionize a city!

JIMMY ROLLINS Lead Pastor, i5 Church (Odenton, Maryland)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dino Rizzo serves as the Executive Director of ARC (Association of Related Churches), an organization he co-founded which has planted hundreds of churches across the country. He is also the author of the book Servolution. In 1992, Dino and his wife DeLynn founded Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a church they pastored for twenty years. Today, Dino also serves as an Associate Pastor at Church of the Highlands in Birmingham. Dino and DeLynn have three incredible children.