If the church is God's agent to change people and communities, then what could be hindering our churches from experiencing and engendering transformation in their surrounding communities? What is most needed for the church today is a commitment to the timeless process of following Jesus' mission. In Kingdom Church, the focus shifts back to Jesus and His rule. As we lead our lives and congregations to follow God's plan, His eternal Kingdom will come and restore all things. "Rarely do you find a book that the common person and theologian can pick up and find refreshing and inspiring. ...Kingdom Church is timely. Kingdom Church is great as a personal read or for group study." REV. KIMBERLY WRIGHT, Pastor, Church of the Resurrection, New York City, NY "In Kingdom Church, Pastor David Washington clearly articulates the force of our mission and the influence we posses. It could not come at a more critical time. Read it and take courage." DR. CHARLIE DATES, Senior Pastor, Progressive Baptist Church, Chicago, IL "I am so excited about Kingdom Church. This book delivers a compelling vision for churches to put the Kingdom first. It's challenging and practical and I recommend every church leader read it and put its principles into practice." PATRICK O'CONNELL, Global Director of NewThing, Naperville, IL David A. Washington is the founding pastor of Kingdom Covenant Church Chicago. He engages ministry in the urban context with the goal of life and community transformation through the gospel. In addition to his pastoral work, he uses motivational speaking, workshops and preaching to empower people for the work of God's kingdom. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and North Park Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Vernee have two teenage children and reside in Chicago, Illinois.