Jesus in Town

“How local churches partnered to bring Jesus to their community”

Elizabeth Mednick

ISBN: 9781912726028

256 Pages

Published Apr 2019

Mission and Leadership

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What does a Spirit-led unity movement look like?

This is the remarkable story of what happened when the churches of Barking and Dagenham were inspired to come together to serve their borough. Fuelled by prayer, and committed to overcoming the challenges of collective work, they found amazing doors open for vital community ministry and fruitful partnerships with the civic and business worlds. From a ‘kidzklub’ and music academy to a shopping centre facility and night shelter, Jesus was soon coming to town in new and powerful ways!

Alongside their inspirational story, Jesus in Town contains practical tips, rich resources and original ideas for working together and bringing Jesus to any community. The unity movement in Barking and Dagenham began with one person’s vision but quickly became a shared venture – with a commitment to prayer and willingness to partner, what might God do in your town?

  • A new era has come for the Church and it is the age of the kingdom of God. In this epoch, Christians will move beyond the walls of church buildings into local communities, homes and relevant spheres in society. As true salt and light, we are the spice and seasoning for the world to 'taste and see that God is good'! This is the spirit of this fantastic book written by Liz with such humility, vulnerability and clarity. May its contents change the way many believers engage more widely with the world, in the true love and spirit of Jesus.

    Dr Jonathan Oloyede, National Day of Prayer UK
  • This book is a powerful challenge to put Christian unity into action. It embraces all that is great about churches praying and working together, but it goes much further – it pushes Christians beyond their church-shaped boxes and out into their communities, where they truly belong and where they can bring hope. In this book, Elizabeth and Mick not only show their passion for unity, they also show that unity should always have purpose, reaching out and bringing change. Packed with practical suggestions, I highly recommend this book for all unity movements who want to see real, sustainable change in their places.

    Ian Mayer, author and entrepreneur working for community transformation
  • This book very helpfully underlines the key tenants of the growing city transformation movement around the world. This is a passionate call to the unity of the Body of Christ, underlined by sustained prayer that results in effective strategic incarnational mission. This story of God's activity in Barking is being replicated in Dallas, Mumbai, Berlin, Sunderland, Pretoria and many other cities around the world. God is working for social, cultural and spiritual kingdom transformation of all cities and places. Get this book and catch the vision and be part of this extraordinary move of God.

    Rev Roger Sutton, author of A Gathering Momentum, and Director of Gather ( and Movement Day UK (

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