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“JR Woodward’s remarkable book defies categorization. To ‘create a missional culture’ requires discipline biblical and theological formation, discerning engagement with contemporary cultures, appreciative interaction with diverse resources, and the courage to experiment and to innovate. Woodward does all that and more.”
– Darrell Guder, Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, editor of Missional Church
“The church has encountered a serious gap in fulfilling its apostolic imagination. JR Woodward steps in as a visionary and offers next steps for those of us who long to equip ordinary Christians for profoundly missional expressions of church.”
– Linda Berquist, church strategist and coauthor of Church Turned Inside Out: A Guide for Designers, Refiners, and Re-aligners
“I have been craving a book that would facilitate the reimagination of church culture, and it is finally here.”
– Dwight J. Friesen, associate professor of practical theology, The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, and author of Thy Kingdom Connected
From the Back of the Book
The burden of Christian leadership is becoming increasingly unbearable, demanding inhuman levels of efficiency, proficiency and even saintliness. No wonder pastors burn out or break down at an alarming rate. No wonder laypeople feel less like participants of something and more like customers and tourists. No wonder the church is missing the mark on its mission.
Download a Sample Chapter, compliments of InterVarsity Press.JR Woodward offers a bold and surprisingly refreshing model for churches — not small adjustments around the periphery of a church’s infrastructure but a radical revisioning of how a church ought to look.