Many Christians, disillusioned with lives of spiritual mediocrity that have been dampened by today's rampant materialism and cafeteria spirituality, are asking the same question: ?Where is the substance that can move our church beyond ho-hum Christianity?? Today's public fascination with...
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Many Christians, disillusioned with lives of spiritual mediocrity that have been dampened by today's rampant materialism and cafeteria spirituality, are asking the same question: ?Where is the substance that can move our church beyond ho-hum Christianity?? Today's public fascination with angels, New Age spirituality, and the paranormal is likewise spurring Christ's followers to look for greater and deeper life transformation through their faith. Real Followers: Beyond Virtual Christianity shows how an ordinary church can be transformed into a radical community?a fellowship of everyday people who began looking for meaning and searching for authenticity. Michael Slaughter describes a movement that is hooked in various generations, from buster to boomer to builder. This resource also includes discussion questions.
? Readers examine culturally relevant concepts to ask the age-old question:?Will you give up your right to yourself, take up the cross, and radically follows Jesus??
? Readers are presented with a workable example of how to grow their church, with examples from Ginghamsburg Church
? Contains case studies of real people who have begun a ?migration in the wrong direction?
? Includes discussion questions Key Benefits:
? Readers learn what it really means to find their destiny as Christ's followers
? Readers are inspired to take doable steps toward becoming authentic Christ followers
Mike Slaughter, lead pastor at Ginghamsburg Church, is the three-decade dreamer of Ginghamsburg Church and spiritual entrepreneur of ministry marketplace innovations. His life-long passion to reach the lost and set the oppressed free has made him a tireless and leading advocate for the displaced children, womenand men of Darfur, Sudan, named by the U.N. as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today. Under Mike s leadership, Ginghamsburg Church has become known as an early innovator of small group ministry, the Church media reformation and cyberministry, with the Ginghamsburg website aver
Warren Bird (Ph.D., Fordham University) has collaboratively authored nineteen books (including two 100,000 bestsellers, one Gold Medallion winner, and one runner up for the Gold Medallion), served as associate pastor for eleven years and senior pastor for four years, taught as regularly contributing faculty at Alliance Theological Seminary for twelve years, and served on the senior leadership team of three organizations that provide training to pastors - Charles E. Fuller Institute, Canadian Centre for Leadership Development, and the Beeson Institute for Advanced Church Leadership.