I grew up when Diff'rent Strokes was a popular television show. That's no big deal unless your last name is Willis. To this day I still hear those famous words popularized by Arnold: "Whatchu talkin bout Willis?" Usually they are uttered by someone looking at me as though I may have never heard it before. Yeah, right! Well this blog is what I (Willis) am talkin bout...my thoughts, observations & opinions. Enjoy...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

"We bought and paid for the lie that Six Flags over Jesus was what the world needed. We believed that if we built better churches, our cities would be better off. . . The jig is up . . . The program-driven church has produced a brand of Christianity that is despised, not just ignored, by people outside the church." Reggie McNeal

The above quote comes from Reggie McNeal's latest : Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church. I did the "look inside" deal at Amazon and this book has moved into "next purchase" position for me. It looks to be following in the lines of McNeal powerful The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church.

From the inside flap...
"In Missional Renaissance, the much-anticipated follow-up to his groundbreaking book, Reggie McNeal shows the three significant shifts in the church leaders' thinking and behavior that will allow their congregations to chart a course toward becoming truly a missional congregation. To embrace the missional model, church leaders and members must shift

From an internal to an external focus, ending the church as exclusive social club model
From running programs and ministries to developing people as its core activity
From church-based leadership to community-engaged leadership"

Looks good, huh?

1 comment:

William Mckinley Dyer said...

U got me wanting to read this thing, right after im done that Encyclopedia on Mormonism :-(