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Cokesbury

Change the World

Recovering the Message and Mission of Jesus
Recovering the Message and Mission of Jesus
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A challenge to take the church into the world instead of coaxing the world into the church.

Something is not working. Despite the church's place of prominence in American culture and the ubiquity of the church in every American town, misconceptions about the faith of Jesus Christ run rampant today. Christians are known more for exclusivity than for love, more for potlucks than for solving world hunger.

It's time for churches to get over the cruise-ship mentality of being a program provider, and reconnect with the true message and mission of Jesus: to bring good news to the poor, release to the captives, and freedom to the oppressed. 

Pastor Mike Slaughter challenges church leaders to look at the future of their congregations and make tough but necessary choices. 

  • Will you send the church out into the world?
  • Will you focus on building disciples or tallying decisions?
  • Will you multiply your impact or expand your facilities?
  • Will you step out in courage or comply with the status quo?

The answers to these and other questions determine how your church will focus its time, its energy, and its budget to work for real change in a hurting world. 

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A challenge to take the church into the world instead of coaxing the world into the church

Clearly, something is not working. Despite the church’s place of prominence in American culture and the ubiquity of the church in every American town, misconceptions about the faith of Jesus Christ run rampant today. Christians are known more for exclusivity than for love, more for pot lucks than for solving world hunger. It’s time for churches to get over the cruise-ship mentality of being a program-provider, and reconnect with the true message and mission of Jesus: to bring good news to the poor, release to the captives, and freedom to the oppressed. The church is called to be a mission outpost, living out Christ’s ideals in today’s world. Slaughter presents seven choices pastors must make as they consider the future of their congregations. Will you focus on building disciples or tallying decisions? Will you multiply your impact or expand your facilities? Will you step out in courage or comply with the status quo? Your answers to these and other questions determine how your church will focus its time, its energy, and its budget to work for real change in a hurting world.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9781426702976
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • Binding Type: Adhesive - Perfect Binding
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781426702976
    • Publication Date: 02/01/2010
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Mike Slaughter
    • Page Count: 121
    • Width: 5.30 inches
    • Height: 0.50 inches
    • Length: 8.40 inches
    • Weight: 0.61 pounds
    • SKU: 9781426713392
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • ISBN 13: 9781426713392
    • UPC: 843504012984
    • Publication Date: 03/01/2010
    • Format: Electronic Media
    • Author: Mike Slaughter
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