Sentness: Six Postures of Missional Christians
Ever wonder why people fall asleep in church?It happens. We've all seen it. We shuffle into rows of seats that grow more comfortable with every new fundraising campaign. We slouch down and settle in for an hour or so, as...
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Ever wonder why people fall asleep in church?It happens. We've all seen it. We shuffle into rows of seats that grow more comfortable with every new fundraising campaign. We slouch down and settle in for an hour or so, as singers and storytellers and preachers and teachers take their turns filling our ears. And almost without fail, at least one of us nods off while listening to the greatest story ever told.The church was not meant to be like this. The church was meant to be on its feet, in the world, making all things new. The church was meant to be sent.Kim Hammond and Darren Cronshaw want to help us-all of us-rediscover our sentness.Dive into Sentness, and explore the six postures of a church that's keeping pace with God's work in the world. Rediscover the gospel that first quickened your pulse and got you up on your feet, ready to go wherever Jesus called you. Get Sentness, and prepare to get sent.
Darren Cronshaw trains leaders through the Baptist Union of Victoria, a network of churches and congregations in Victoria, Australia, and is the pastor of AuburnLife Baptist Church. He serves as an honorary research associate at Whitley College (Melbourne College of Divinity). A
Kim Hammond serves as the international director for Forge Missions Training Network. A church planter in Australia, he moved to the United States in 2009 to launch and lead the work of Forge in America. He also serves as director of missional imagination for the multiple sites that make up Community Christian Church in Chicago. A
- Ever Wonder Why People Fall Asleep In Church?it Happens. We've All Seen It. We Shuffle Into Rows Of Seats That Grow More Comfortable With Every New Fundraising Campaign. We Slouch Down And Settle In For An Hour Or So, As Singers And Storytellers And Preachers And Teachers Take Their Turns Filling Our Ears. And Almost Without Fail, At Least One Of Us Nods Off While Listening To The Greatest Story Ever Told.the Church Was Not Meant To Be Like This. The Church Was Meant To Be On Its Feet, In The World, Making All Things New. The Church Was Meant To Be Sent.kim Hammond And Darren Cronshaw Want To Help Us-all Of Us-rediscover Our Sentness.dive Into <em>sentness,</em> And Explore The Six Postures Of A Church That's Keeping Pace With God's Work In The World. Rediscover The Gospel That First Quickened Your Pulse And Got You Up On Your Feet, Ready To Go Wherever Jesus Called You. Get <em>sentness,</em> And Prepare To Get Sent.
- Introduction: Shift
- 1 Beyond Consumerism
- 2 Sent People
- 3 Submerged Ministry
- 4 Shalom Spirituality
- 5 Safe Places
- 6 Shared Life
- 7 Standing In The Gap
- Conclusion: Starting Something New
- Best Further Reading