Incarnational Ministry in an Era of Social Distancing

A Conversation with Aaron and Ema Smith

Aaron and Ema Smith will present some of their experiences of ministry in an informal settlement in Manila, Philippines in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Using insights from Aaron’s book Thriving in the City, they will show that their physical presence in an informal settlement is more vital than ever. This interactive session will provide the opportunity to hear what ministry looks like in an era of social distancing, and space to explore how you can apply some of the insights to your specific ministry context.

Thriving in the City
Published by Servant Partners Press

The work of urban poor ministry is not easy. So what does it mean to truly thrive in this unique context? That's the question that T. Aaron Smith asked 100 incarnational leaders to help him answer. He integrated their voices with more than twelve years' worth of stories from his own ministry in Manila, Philippines, to create a thoughtful reflection guide that will prove to be helpful to incarnational leaders of all types, in any context. You can learn more and purchase the book here.

Aaron and Ema Smith
Servant Partners staff in Manila, Philippines

Aaron and Ema Smith are Servant Partners staff in Manila, Philippines serving in the church they planted. Ema also serves as their community’s domestic violence counselor and Aaron is the program director for Transformational Urban Leadership at Asian Theological Seminary. Aaron’s other books include The Gospel of Luke on Poverty and Urban Ministry and Slums Reimagined

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