About this Book
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.
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.
BISAC Category: REL012020 Religion/ Christian Life/
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?
About the Author
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