Friday Finds: A Game Changer

I’m seven chapters into this book and I can’t say enough good things about it.

This book is challenging the way I think about community as The Church.

This book is challenging the way I view the purpose of church.

This book is challenging my picture of what it means to be missional.

This book is so good and worth the read.  At least that’s what I think 7 chapters in.

 “Most gospel ministry involves ordinary people doing ordinary things with gospel intentionality.” -Total Church

“…we are failing to reach the working class with the gospel.  Evangelicalism has become a largely middle-class, professional phenomenon.  When we invite people to our dinners and our churches, we invite our friends, our relatives and our rich neighbors. We do not invite the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.  What is at stake is the grace of God.” -Total Church

What books would you recommend for someone looking to learn more about missional community and developing deeper relationships?

Following,
Ginger

 

  • Total Church was good – but for some reason it was hard for me to get through. I LOVED “Shaping of Things to Come” by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch. Also, check out Soma Communities in Tacoma, WA. Jeff Vandersteldt has a blog (updated sporadically) but with quality posts: http://jeffvanderstelt.wordpress.com/. We went to Soma School two years ago and it ROCKED MY WORLD UPSIDE DOWN. Beware – you’ll start to be ruined (for the better!). :-)

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the recommendation!!