In the Extra Mile you will discover refreshingly straightforward and realistic insights into the positive impact that churches can have in their local community. You will not be burdened by complex arguments, but will find distilled wisdom backed up by real accounts of how churches are making a difference in their neighbourhood. Earl Storey and Robert Miller remind us that the church must accept it had a different role in society now than it did even quarter of a century ago. They are also fully convinced that churches can still have a distinct and vital contribution to make to the community. There are foundational principles which churches need to bear in mind as they plan to contribute to positive community transformation such as: biblical teaching on meeting practical human needs, listen to needs without losing their own voice, being busy doing the right things, working in partnership, avoiding a preoccupation with finance and the importance of leadership and of teams.