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You go to church for worship. You sing the songs. You drop your offering or tithe in the plate. You listen to the sermon. But do you go home much the same as when you arrived? Maybe for you, the two hours you spend in church every week feels like two hours of your life wasted. Church seems like just an institutional ritual, far from the dynamic, prayerful, powerful church of the New Testament. Yes, we should go to church and spend time in fellowship with other believers. But how can we make that time  much more impactful for the kingdom of God? In this book, there are answers, and there is hope.

Receive and experience life-changing spiritual growth through this devotional that offers a challenging, informative journey back to the heart of the early church. This compelling Bible study of the book of Acts examines the mission, the leadership, and the lifestyle of the early church, with the premise that God intended for the body of Christ to be exciting and dangerous, not fixed, bored and apathetic.

Through twelve weekly lessons, Carrying on the Mission of Jesus makes the case that the church is to be an alternative form of community, living in grace, service, love and compassion, and transforming the community around it. If you have ever felt disillusioned, disconnected, or unsure of your destiny in Christ, this study will help connect you back to the heart of God and to the purpose and nature of the church and those who comprise it.

Carrying on the Mission of Jesus is not a safe book; it is only for those who have a genuine desire to be radical, to see a revival of Holy Spirit power, prayer, missional motivation, evangelism, and clear purpose in the church, in their lives, and in the community around them. It is for those who want to bridge the gap between what the church is now, and what the church used to be.

Carrying on the Mission of Jesus, a devotional on the book of Acts
BISAC Category: REL012020  Religion/ Christian Life/ Devotional

Rediscovering the mission, identity, and purpose of the church

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For over 1,800 years, the church has been operating in the wrong model or structure. What would it take to get the church back on track?
By J. Todd Kingrea
About the Author

Author J. Todd KingreaJ. Todd Kingrea is a full elder in the United Methodist Church, and is serving his third appointment in twelve years of ministry. Since being ordained in 2000, Todd served as youth pastor and associate pastor at a 1,200-member congregation. He has also provided effective leadership for two smaller, traditional congregations, helping both take significant steps in change and transformation.

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