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The Present Future

Six Tough Questions for the Church

Author Reggie McNeal
Narrator Lloyd James
Runtime 6 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date November 15, 2006
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In this provocative book, author, consultant, and church leadership
developer Reggie McNeal debunks these and other old assumptions and provides an overall strategy to help church leaders move forward in an entirely different and much more effective way.
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In this provocative book, author, consultant, and church leadership
developer Reggie McNeal debunks these and other old assumptions and provides an overall strategy to help church leaders move forward in an entirely different and much more effective way. In The Present Future, McNeal identifies the six most important realities that church leaders must address including: recapturing the spirit of Christianity and replacing "church growth" with a wider vision of kingdom growth; developing disciples instead of church members; fostering the rise of a new apostolic leadership; focusing on spiritual formation rather than church programs; and shift, from prediction and planning to preparation for the challenges in an uncertain world. McNeal contends that by changing the questions church leaders ask themselves about their congregations and their plans, they can frame the core issues and approach the future with new eyes, new purpose, and new ideas.

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Lloyd James's narration covers the controversial...
Lloyd James's narration covers the controversial topic of the growth of the modern church. His voice is gentle, his tone and words clear and precise as he interprets the author's work. McNeal begins by warning those he feels shouldn't listen to the book before recommending it to those tired of the way the church disseminates its ideas and beliefs, which seems more like marketing and less like a spiritual practice to the author. The focus is on converting followers to a church instead of on converting to Christ and to one's spiritual development. McNeal believes the church mission is neglected as churches sell Jesus as corporations sell soap. This is exceptionally well done, and an audio every pastor should hear. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine
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