To Alter Your World: Partnering With God to Rebirth Our Communities
With groundbreaking, practical ideas from all corners of the globe, Michael Frost and Christiana Rice show how churches can partner fully with God's world-changing mission. Discover how rewarding it is to labour alongside the God who is birthing a new...
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With groundbreaking, practical ideas from all corners of the globe, Michael Frost and Christiana Rice show how churches can partner fully with God's world-changing mission. Discover how rewarding it is to labour alongside the God who is birthing a new creation!
:In Christ, a new world is being born and the new creation is unfurling all around us. God is directing history toward the future restoration, repair, and renewal of all creation. And our job is to cooperate with God in being a sign and foretaste of that coming world. Renowned missional leaders Michael Frost and Christiana Rice introduce the bold metaphor of a midwife to depict us as God's birthing assistants as the kingdom comes on earth as it is in heaven.With groundbreaking ideas and practical illustrations from all corners of the globe, To Alter Your World will change the way you see how your church can partner in God's world-altering mission. Nothing else could be more rewarding than laboring alongside a God who is birthing the new creation and inviting all to join in its benefits and blessings.
Michael Frost (D.Min) is Vice-Principal and Professor of Evangelism and Missions at Morling College in Sydney, Australia - and a Baptist Minister. He is the author of Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture; Jesus the Fool: The Mission of the Unconventional Christ; Seeing God in the Ordinary: A Theology of the Everyday and the co-author of The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st-Century Church and ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church.
- :introduction1. God Groans Like A Woman In Labor2. What's Standing In Our Way?3. A Divine Disruption4. Midwives To The Birth Of The New Creation5. Making Space For Birth To Happen6. On Being Adaptive And Daring7. How To Really Change The World8. Changing The World Through Our Work9. Changing The World Through Placecrafting10. Being Changed As We Bring Change11. Suffering Along The Wayacknowledgmentsnotes