If all of the earth is God's domain, why are Christians so terribly provincial? We rarely leave our church buildings, and our spirituality rarely takes us beyond ourselves. Veteran church leaders Roger Helland and Leonard Hjalmarson observe that Jesus begins...
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If all of the earth is God's domain, why are Christians so terribly provincial? We rarely leave our church buildings, and our spirituality rarely takes us beyond ourselves. Veteran church leaders Roger Helland and Leonard Hjalmarson observe that Jesus begins his mission in the temple, where he wows the religious elite and chides his parents by saying, "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?" But Jesus doesn't stay in the temple; indeed, in Christ the temple of the Lord is on the move--even to the ends of the earth. In this book the authors helpfully reconnect spirituality and mission, showing you how the spiritual life, when lived properly, follows a similar progression: we "come home" to Christ, loving him from our heart and soul and mind and strength. And then we set forth to love our neighbors as ourself. Discover how through this process you can reclaim the whole of God's kingdom for his glory and the fulfillment of your heart's longing.
Len Hjalmarson (D.Min.) is lead pastor at Aylmer Evangelical Mennonite Mission Church in Aylmer, Ontario, Canada, and serves as missional navigator for the Ontario region of the EMMC. Len is a founding member of the Resonate network and sits on the board of Cultivate in Ontario. He is also part of the adjuct faculty at Northern Seminary in Chicago.His other books includeAn Emerging Dictionary for the Gospel and Culture, The Missional Church Fieldbook, and contributing editor of Fresh and Refresh and Voices of the Virtual World.
D.Min. Roger Helland (Trinity Western Unversity, Langley, B.C.) is district executive coach for the Baptist General Conference in Alberta, Canada. His other books includeThe Journey, The Revived Church and Let the River Flow.
- Foreword By Alan Hirsch
- 1. Exploring A Missional Spirituality
- 2. Challenges For A Missional Spirituality
- 3. Theological Foundations
- 4. Missional Spirituality In Action
- 5. Your Heart And Soul 1
- 6. Your Heart And Soul 2
- 7. Your Mind Matters
- 8. From All Your Strength
- 9. Love Your Neighbor
- 10. The Gospel According To You
- Appendix 1: Equipping For A Missional Spirituality In The Church And Academy
- Appendix 2: Missional Spirituality In Action: <em>gateway Community Church</em>
- About The Authors