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The future of the church is now!
This provocative book identifies the six most important questions that church leaders that must address, showing that "business as usual" could very well mean the demise of the business. Those who care about the church must recapture the spirit of Christianity; replace "church growth" with a wider vision of kingdom growth; develop disciples instead of church members; foster the rise of a new apostolic leadership; focus on spiritual formation rather than church programs; and shift from prediction and planning to preparation for the challenges in an uncertain world. This book captures the urgency of the "present future" for the church in a thoughtful, vigorous way.
Reggie McNeal (Columbia, SC) is the Director of Leadership Development for the South Carolina Baptist Convention. He counsels churches, denominational groups, seminaries and colleges, and ministries in leadership development. He is the author of A Work of Heart (0-7879-4288-X).
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Church renewal United States