Lessons From the East
: What if our western view of church isn't God's view of church? That's the disruptive question church planter Bob Roberts Jr. wrestled with while connecting with top global church planters and pastors. Over time, his global experiences convinced...
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What if our western view of church isn't God's view of church?
That's the disruptive question church planter Bob Roberts Jr. wrestled with while connecting with top global church planters and pastors. Over time, his global experiences convinced him western believers would benefit from:
taking our faith beyond Sunday to every dimension of life; shifting from a Christian worldview to a Jesus prism; and moving from religious leaders to disciple leaders. Lessons from the East invites you into the larger story God is telling around the world. It just may change your view of church and the global Christian community.
Bob Roberts Jr.(D.Min., Fuller Seminary)is the founding pastor of NorthWood Church in the Dallas /Ft. Worth area, and has been involved in the planting of 100 congregations in the United States.
Bob also works in Australia, Asia, Afghanistan, Mexico, and Nepal helping with church planting and development and global engagement. He's involved with community development programs in local neighborhoods in the Fort Worth area and has worked with many denominations, institutions and organizations throughout the US in identifying new places to start churches and train church planters.
He is the author of The Multiplying Church: The New Math for Starting New Churches; Glocalization: How Followers of Jesus Engage a Flat World;and Transformation: How Glocal Churches Transform Lives and the World.
- :<div>foreword<br> Introduction: A Lot To Learn<br><br><b>part 1 Kingdom Vision And Strategy</b><br> Chapter 1 A Bigger Picture: From Church-focused To Kingdom-focused<br> Chapter 2 The Purpose Of Sunday Morning: From Hero Pastors To Hero Disciples<br> Chapter 3 Redefining Small Groups: From Optional To Foundational<br> Chapter 4 Family Connections: From Sterile Institutions To Authentic Relationships<br> Chapter 5 The Public Square: From Withdrawal To Engaging Culture<br> Chapter 6 Engaging Other Faiths: From Afraid And Isolated To Loving And Involved<br> Chapter 7 No Limits: From Exclusive To Inclusive Leadership<br><br><b>part 2 Kingdom Hearts</b><br> Chapter 8 Abandoned: From Safety To Radical Obedience<br> Chapter 9 Humility: From Self-absorbed To Selfless<br> Chapter 10 The Neglected Source: From Pragmatics To Supernatural Power<br> Chapter 11 Prayer: From Expendable To Essential<br><br><b>part 3 Kingdom Action</b><br> Chapter 12 Choices And Changes<br><br> Endnotes<br> Acknowledgements<br> About The Author<br> Resources<br></div>