In Kingdom Come, thought leader and church ministry consultant Reggie McNeal asks the provoking question: How do we get from where we are to where God wants us to be? He addresses both why the church must realign its mission with God’s Kingdom agenda and how church leaders can implement this strategic shift. Through personal stories, scriptural exploration, and examples of church engagement in Kingdom activity, Reggie offers inspiration as well as insight into how you can get in on and help lead the Kingdom movement currently underway. Discover how you can play a key role in helping the Kingdom come—here and now—right where you are.
The third book in the missional movement trilogy examines a natural outgrowth of the move toward a missional orientation: the deconstruction of congregations into very small Christian communities. For all those thousands of churches and leaders who have followed Reggie McNeal’s bold lead, this book details the rise of a new life form in churches. McNeal discusses how to move a church from an internal to an external ministry focus and outlines an alternative to the program church model that is focused on the projects and passions of the congregants.
This bestseller is the definitive work on the “missional movement,” i.e., the widespread movement among Protestant churches to be less inwardly focused and more oriented toward the culture and community around them. McNeal asks the tough questions that churches need to entertain to begin to think about who they are and what they are doing. In Missional Renaissance, he shows the three significant shifts in thinking and behavior churches need to make that will allow leaders to chart a course toward being missional.
With energy and enthusiasm, Reggie McNeal calls believers to dismount, get down and dirty, and live a life that makes a difference. He shows readers how to recalibrate their spiritual efforts to move from church-centric service to greater community engagement in order to do their essential part in creating a world worth living in. McNeal also shows readers that helping others actually helps the one doing the service just as much as the one being served. In fact, serving is the very best way to learn about yourself and grow spiritually.
In Based on his extensive experience as coach and mentor to many thousands of Christian leaders across a broad spectrum of ministry settings, Reggie McNeal helps spiritual leaders understand that they will self-select into or out of greatness. In this important book, McNeal shows how great spiritual leaders are committed consciously and intentionally to seven spiritual disciplines, habits of heart and mind that shape both their character and competence
The church’s mission, argues Reggie McNeal, engages every aspect of life. The front lines of the collision between the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness are homes, schools, offices, health clubs, civic organizations, and neighborhoods – wherever God’s people find themselves. Equipping the church for this mission can no longer be the responsibility solely of professional clergy. A new team of leaders, drawn from the membership of each congregation, must arise to meet the challenges that ministry in the third millennium will present.