T. Aaron Smith is not only the author of two books but has also led the Servant Partners team in the Philippines, directed the Transformational Urban Leadership Program at Asia Theological Seminary in Manila, and served as an instructor in the Servant Partners Global Urban Training School. Smith earned a Masters of Divinity from Asian Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Bakke Graduate School in Seattle. Today he and his family have dedicated their lives to serving among the urban poor in Manila, Philippines.

In His book, Thriving in the City: A Guide to Sustainable Incarnational Ministry Among the Urban Poor, Smith helps answer the questions “what does it mean to live in an urban poor slum or inner city for twenty years” and “What does it take to raise a family there?” He uses his own history of 12 years living in Manila, Philippines, as well as that of 100 other leaders who have devoted their lives to work, live and raise families within urban poor communities. If you have a desire to learn more about these unique challenges, pick up Smith’s book today.