With a post-Christian society looming, many church leaders and members race for the magic bullet. Ironically, it’s the freedom from this race, made available to us through Jesus, that invites us to embrace an ancient, minimalist approach to discipleship resonating with those who are uninterested in the church. Slow Down is a tangible look at this ancient way for our present time.
After 8 years of youth ministry and 4 years planting a church, I was done. A lethal combination of over-work, misplaced identity, and a stress-induced sense of panic took me out. Our marriage wobbled. We struggled, fought, and settled for a child-centric relationship that lacked passion and purpose. But God gave us another chance. We are now experiencing the reality of a marriage on mission.
This book is about the Barnabases in our world: the people who are instrumental in developing others, the people we haven't heard of, the people who are rarely in the spotlight themselves but make that spotlight a reality for others.
There are plenty of books about discipleship and about Christian living. Likewise, there are plenty of books about the church, about leading groups, and even about church planting. There are very few books that are about all of these things—and how the pieces fit together.
Everything is crammed into that subtitle: making disciples, starting churches, and multiplying at every level.
Every Christian is sent by Jesus to “be Jesus” to everyone everywhere. That’s what Missional Living is all about. It’s aligning your heart with Jesus’ missionary heart. Six-Word Lessons to Discover Missional Living gives you practical ways to help you incarnationally display the gospel to those around you, make disciples who make disciples, and multiply churches to the ends of the earth.