Reformission: Reaching Out Without Selling Out
If the unchurched in the United States ever formed their own country, it would be the world's eleventh most populous nation. Reformission is a call to reform a flawed view of missions---as something we only do in foreign lands---to focus...
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If the unchurched in the United States ever formed their own country, it would be the world's eleventh most populous nation. Reformission is a call to reform a flawed view of missions---as something we only do in foreign lands---to focus on the urgent needs in our own neighborhoods, filled with diverse Americans who desperately need the Gospel of Jesus and life in his Church. It calls for a movement of missionaries who seek the lost across the street, as well as across the globe. Many evangelical churches today are either hostile to the unbelieving world in which they live, or so friendly with the surrounding culture that they have lost the unique claims of the gospel that alone have the power to change people. This basic primer on the interface between gospel and culture by #1 New York Times bestselling author and pastor Mark Driscoll will help you to carefully navigate between the twin pitfalls of syncretism (being so culturally irrelevant that you lose your message) and sectarianism (being so culturally irrelevant that you lose your mission). If you're more convinced today than ever that this crazy, sin-sick world needs a Savior, Reformission will show you how to love the Lord through the unchanging gospel, and love your neighbor in our ever-changing culture.
Pastor Mark Driscoll founded Mars Hill Church in Seattle in the fall of 1996, which has grown to over 6,000 people in one of America's least churched cities. He co-founded and is president of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network, which has planted over one hundred churches in the U.S. and internationally.
The Resurgence Missional Theology Cooperative Outreach magazine has recognized Mars Hill Church as the ninth most innovative and fifteenth fastest-growing church in America. His writing includes the books The Radical Reformission: Reaching Out Without Selling Out, Confessions of a Reformission Rev.: Hard Lessons from an Emerging Missional Church. He also contributed to the book Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches. His most recent publications are Vintage Jesus: Timeless Answers to Timely Questions and Death by Love: Letters from the Cross.