Borderland Churches: A Congregation's Introduction to Missional Living
Borderland Churches is a call to embrace the pluralistic, post Christian and postmodern culture with a sense of opportunity and hope. The author uses the image of the church crossing over into an "in -between time", a place where faith is lived outside the walls of the church engaging the community in incarnational ways. To live in that "precarious but exhilarating place where faith and other faiths and no faith meet." Only individuals and congregations that accept this new reality will be able to carry on Christian ministry in this new cultural situation. A TCP Leadership Series title.
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Gary adds his voice to the message of what's happening in our culture and in our churches and what needs to happen. His insight and clarity articulate what's been rolling around in the collective minds of everyone who has been trying to put their finger on the disconnect between religion and God. In his book, he demonstrates a passion for the Church, the people and for God. And he calls for us to once again be passionate followers of Jesus Christ who listen with compassion as we navigate the waters of change in our churches. Buy it, read it and grow, but be careful, you'll want to buy a copy for everyone you know.