The Present Future
Six Tough Questions for the ChurchDownloadable Audiobook - 2007
Many of the old beliefs held by church leaders and congregations read as if they are self-evident, irrefutable truths: If you build the perfect church they will come. Growing your church automatically makes a difference in the community. Developing better church members will mean better evangelism. However, time has failed to produce the evidence of these claims. In this provocative book, author, consultant, and church leadership developer Reggie McNeal debunks these and other old assumptions and provides an overall strategy to help church leaders move forward in an entirely different and much more effective way. In The Present Future, McNeal identifies the six most important realities that church leaders must address including: recapturing the spirit of Christianity and replacing 'church growth' with a wider vision of kingdom growth; developing disciples instead of church members; fostering the rise of a new apostolic leadership; focusing on spiritual formation rather than church programs; and shift, from prediction and planning, to preparation for the challenges in an uncertain world. McNeal contends that by changing the questions church leaders ask themselves about their congregations and their plans, they can frame the core issues and approach the future with new eyes, new purpose, and new ideas.
Publisher: [United States] : christianaudio.com : Made available through hoopla, 2007.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 57 min.)) : digital.